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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Choir Robe

I finally hemmed Butterick 5522. Prior to hemming it, I didn't particularly like it. My husband even commented that it looked like a choir robe! Not quite the look I was going for but I think he was right. With styling of jewelry, makeup, shoes and hair I like it a lot better.





I'm still in search of a good place to take photos since the weather has turned cold. I can't seem to get good photos inside and I don't like the look of fooling around with the exposure with photo editing software. The garage, with the door open, seems to be the best. Might need to rearrange a few things but I think it'll work.

Now that this dress is fiinished I can work on the pants refashion. My crafting is all over the place right now. I've been working on cards, I machine knit a blanket (which I forgot to phototgraph) finished up the dress and have a class to teach tonight at Joann's. There are not enough hours in a day!


21 comments:

  1. You look great in the photos and I hope your knee is doing better! But these types of dresses never look good until they are fancied up...you did a great job of fancying it up! :)

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  2. Ooh it does look like a robe. But if I saw a choir with snazzy robes like that, I'd join.

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  3. Nothing robe like with the styling you did! I think you look fabulous, esepcially with the length you chose and the shoes, jewelry, and hair.

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  4. I think it looks lovely! That's funny my husband said the exact same thing with the coat I'm working on! LOL! You look great and I love the mod feel of the dress! Super cute!

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  5. Girl, you look great in that dress, knee brace and all. Sorry I don't see choir robe at all.

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  6. Definitely not a choir robe. Great job!

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  7. beautiful! The jewelry and shoes really do make the ensemble complete. I especially like the way the knee brace works with the look. ha
    Seriously, you do look great!!!!

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  8. You certainly styled that choir robe. And it looks fab on you.

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  9. I LOVE that you did this in brown and white! It looks FANTASTIC! Nice job.

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  10. I guess I'm partial because I have one too...but I don't think it looks like a choir robe!! Maybe he thinks that because of the shape of the sleeve. I love the color, fantastic work! You look awesome, and I hope your knee is doing better.

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  11. I love that dress, and really, it doesn't look choir-ish at all to me. I have that pattern, and intend to make it in black and white. I think it looks fabulous.

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  12. I love this dress on you and you did an awesome job with the styling!

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  13. I must admit this pattern never piqued my interest but yours looks great, it DOES NOT look like a choir robe but a very stylish, nicely accessorized dress.

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  14. I agree, not a choir robe in sight. I saw the designer version at work a few weeks ago and again, no choir robe. Your version looks fantastic. I love it!

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  15. I'm with everyone else, I don't see the Choir Robe, I just see a really pretty dress! You did a great job on it and you look quite stunning in it.

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  16. I love it. Your first post inspired me to go out and get it during this week's pattern sale.

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  17. You look like million dollars and I think the motorcycle is the perfect prop.

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  18. You look totally FABULOUS!!! Love that dress and I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog in 2011!
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  19. You look great! That's good info about the sleeves.

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  20. You look very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
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    Thanks.

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