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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Style Arc Alisha dress photos


I won some tickets to a show at the QPAC (Queensland Performing Arts Complex) - Wizard of the Keys where  piano virtuoso Behzod Abduraimov  played Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 3  - he is only 24 and was sensational - not that I'm any specialist, but he did get three standing ovations! So, as I don't get the opportunity to get out to special events often I took the opportunity to wear the Style Arc Alisha dress I made for the wedding in early May. I didn't manage to get a single photo of the dress on that night so I took the opportunity to get some photos. My friend took them with her phone and they are a bit washed out but really nice photos.


I wore it with my Burda coat I made (actually for the photo taking friend's wedding in April 2009).
Below without the coat showing off the lovely fabric. The lining, which I know you can't see, is a synthetic but superb quality (a Daniel Lightfoot - Brisbane designer of long ago who made/makes beautiful gowns etc) and feels lovely on.



The back of the dress... I love the way the back stays open and the collar stands up - although mine isn't standing on one side here. Here you can see how much my right shoulder has dropped after some injuries and I really should have adjusted that. You can notice the seams in this overexposed photo but in real life you can't see it and it is more gun metal grey than blue grey like it appears on my laptop.

Wearing the dress again has made me think it out more. I didn't put sleeves on and I think I should have cut the armscye in a bit more. I also think that the bust line is high on Style Arc patterns (and I have 50 year old boobs) and I found this on the Rosie top too. I think in the comments Gabrielle of Up Sew Late mentioned that the bust line should be lowered and I didn't take any notice change it and now it looks high. It's hard to see the seam line across the bust in these photos but being a bit high and needing new bras makes it look bad. However, it is still a lovely dress to wear and we had a lot of fun...and as two tired Mums, we didn't even fall asleep!

7 comments:

  1. A lovely dress with gorgeous fabric. Sounds like a fun night.

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    1. Thanks Beverley. The fabric is gorgeous - a spoil from last years fabric sale! Probably the quickest I've used one of the fabrics. I have some Italian linen from 25 years ago!

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  2. Your dress looks lovely, very special - as does your jacket! - and that sounds like a great night out.

    I guess I did make that suggestion, but in real life I really don't think people notice where bust darts land or any of those kind of details. And I don't usually get around to adjusting bust fit myself - maybe in an ideal world, with plenty of time and enough sleep :)

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    1. That's very kind, Gabrielle. No most people don't notice and sometimes I don't even notice after a while. The friend I went with started sewing a few years ago so of course we raved on about sewing and stuff so it was great.

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  3. Fabulous outfit Sophie! You look very stylish. We missed you at the latest spoolettes meet up. Are you on the Facebook page?

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    1. Hi, Thank you! No I don't 'do' Facebook so I have missed out. I'll have to work out how I can see it somehow? I bet it was more fun!

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    2. I can email you details about the next one.

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