Giverny -FO 17/2012

There seemed to be no other appropriate name for this dress than Giverny.

The fabric so reminded me of Monet’s garden that the dress pretty much named itself.

And despite the pattern being a royal pain in the derrière, I really rather like the dress:

I scooped the neckline a little lower on this one than on the original cafe crème version:

The straps are also thinner.  And contrary to what you see in this picture, the neckline is even…it’s just the way I’m standing.

So although you won’t be seeing M5042 on this blog any time soon, I think the Giverny dress is a suitable swansong.

The small print:

Pattern:          McCalls 5042

Fabric:            Liberty 100% cotton – gift from Himmelbjerget…thank you.

Lining:            Polyester habotai from Abakan

Notions:         Thread from stash.  Zip from Abakan.

Total cost:      £3.40 (About the cost of a coffee light frappucino!)


21 Responses to Giverny -FO 17/2012

  1. Jane says:

    Love the style and the changes you’ve made, well done

  2. Melizza says:

    Beautiful! That dress is simply divine in fit and look. I love that Liberty print. I might have to hunt it down for myself!

    • PendleStitches says:

      Thank you for this lovely comment. This is quite an old print as it came from a friend’s stash. I’ll see if I’ve still got the label…you might be able to track it down on eBay.

  3. That is stunning . the fabric is so beautiful. I ahve somethng very similar (more green than blue) and have been tempted to make a dress…now I´m convinced!

    • PendleStitches says:

      Thank you! I’m a terrible enabler! I have to say I wasn’t convinced it would be the best fabric for me but I do absolutely love it and it’s cheery whilst we wait for the sun.

  4. Sue Taylor says:

    Wow, don’t you look fabulous!I love the colours and they really suit you. It’s a fantastic dress

  5. Sue Taylor says:

    PS, and you have a rather shapely pair of pins to show off underneath it!

  6. K-Line says:

    Aren’t you GORGEOUS in this!

  7. Oh this is worth the pain (did you bin the pattern yet?) as it is just lovely and you are too.

    • PendleStitches says:

      What a lovely comment, thank you. It has been consigned to the bin as I simply couldn’t look at the wretched thing a minute longer!

  8. bernieandi says:

    Beautiful dress 🙂

  9. Lisa says:

    One stunning dress ! I love the pop of pink on you. It really suits you, I do believe you are losing more weight 🙂

    • PendleStitches says:

      Thank you. I do love this dress. And slowly losing weight – thanks for noticing! 🙂

  10. Emily says:

    Wow, this is a gorgeous print – it suits you so well. I can really see the Monet connection 😉

    • PendleStitches says:

      Thank you. I was surprised by how much I love this fabric…this has turned into my favourite dress at the moment.

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