Friday, October 24, 2014

Sew What? The Giselle Dress that's what! Monthly Stitch contributor





This pattern was the best PDF pattern that I have used thus far. All lines matched up perfectly! the instructions were super easy to follow and just as easy to make. I chose the Giselle dress for the Monthly Stitch because this reminds me of my childhood. This dress is definitely a throw-back from the seventies! I mixed the dresses and added another panel to the bottom of this maxi, and my daughter wanted this to touch the ground, that's why it's so long. 

Pattern Description: Giselle Dress
Pattern Sizing: Ran too big for Mori
Difficulty: Easy Peazy!
Fabric Used: Thrift-shop denim dress and floral cotton fabrics
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes with my additions
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I loved the fact that I did not have to add a zipper and the binding for the neckline was a nice touch.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I added elastic to the sleeves and a third panel for the maxi dress.
Would you sew it again? Absolutely
Would you recommend it to others? Absolutely
Conclusion: This turned out to be a stunning dress!
                               


I re-purposed a thrift shop denim jumper for the top of this dress. I used the button down from with the buttons and I used the pockets at they were. The floral fabrics were in my stash and it all worked well together,remember it doesn't always have to match! 






 Giselle #1




 Giselle #2















 


















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20 comments

  1. stunning genius up cycling use of denim dress! Those colours! Lovely lovely!!

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    1. When I bought the pattern I knew that's what I wanted to do. I still have some fabric from that denim dress to make maybe a little clutch. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. The dress turned out beautifully! This is on my to make list so I guess I had better make a muslin...

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    1. Thanks Megan and yesssss make it in muslin at just the top. Share pics if you make it!

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  3. This. Is. Stunning. I haven't heard of this dress pattern before so thank you for the introduction. I really enjoyed your post, thank you.

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    1. Thanks Sue. Had it not been for monthly stitch I would not have heard of this pattern myself. This pattern really brings back memories of the maxi's I used to wear, I wish I could have found old pictures for this post.

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  4. You did an amazing job with that dress! Not only is it original and stunning, but it looks perfect on you! Kudos!

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    1. Thanks so much, it was a lot of fun, and it looks perfect on my daughter. Teehee, you didn't read my letter to Giselle.

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    1. Thanks so much lady, I really love the way this dress turned out!

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  6. Love it keep sewing love this page thanks for shareing

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  7. Love it keep sewing happy to be happy

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    1. #sewingiswinning Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. OMG I almost pissed myself reading your letter to Giselle. This is a remarkable dress and I see where you were going with that 70's vibe, cause I can dig it, Mannnnn.

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    3. That was my objective Charmaine, just kidding, glad you enjoyed the dress and the letter.

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  8. Awesome post! the letter to Giselle was hilarious! You're right this dress is a throw-back to the 70's and I love it. Both dresses were awesome fabric choices.

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    1. Lisa I try to make this as entertaining as possible for my readers, after all I do want you to come back! Thanks so much for following me.

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  9. So cute...and an awesome way to update denim! Fantastic!

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    1. Thanks Sarah, I have lots of denim in my stash so stay tuned for some more re-fashions! Thanks fro stopping by!

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