BWOF Dolman Redux

13 May

My best friend Julia had to talk me into the coral. I thought I would be better in the teal option. But, she said, “Girlfriend. Trust.” I shall never doubt her again.

This fabric was going to be the Cosmopolitan. Then it was going to be the new Vogue wrap dress. Now, it’s the BWOF Dolman from August 2003.

I am 100 percent in love with this dress now that it’s in the amazing coral and brown, poly jersery, chain link print from Gorgeous Fabrics. It’s a little busy, but I love it. While I like the black version fine, this suits me far better. Plus, all kinks worked out in this edition.

I am not however in love with how I look without makeup. But, I went swimming this morning and well, it’s Sunday……

Best of all, I went all matchy matchy. Took my time, double cut, etc. and lookit!!! My seams match up.

This time I omitted the zipper completely. The fabric had enough stretch to accomodate my broad shoulders. Plus I widened and lengthed the tie and cuffs.

I do think I’m going to take a few inches off the bottom. But, that can wait.

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51 Responses to “BWOF Dolman Redux”

  1. Nancy (nanflan) May 13, 2007 at 19:05 #

    Love it! And I don’t think it looks too busy at all. It’s a gorgeous dress.

  2. Nancy (nanflan) May 13, 2007 at 19:05 #

    Love it! And I don’t think it looks too busy at all. It’s a gorgeous dress.

  3. christina May 13, 2007 at 19:53 #

    Wow, it looks really great in that print. Another awesome dress!

  4. christina May 13, 2007 at 19:53 #

    Wow, it looks really great in that print. Another awesome dress!

  5. Erica B. May 13, 2007 at 20:06 #

    That is gorgeous… not busy at all!

  6. Erica B. May 13, 2007 at 20:06 #

    That is gorgeous… not busy at all!

  7. Carolyn (cmarie12) May 13, 2007 at 20:08 #

    Amazing! I love it. Aren’t you glad you took your time ~ because the matching side seams are great!

  8. Carolyn (cmarie12) May 13, 2007 at 20:08 #

    Amazing! I love it. Aren’t you glad you took your time ~ because the matching side seams are great!

  9. Tany May 13, 2007 at 21:35 #

    It looks great on you! You did a wonderful job matching the side seams!

  10. Tany May 13, 2007 at 21:35 #

    It looks great on you! You did a wonderful job matching the side seams!

  11. Barbara at Cat Fur Studio May 13, 2007 at 22:51 #

    Wowza, that is one great dress!

  12. Barbara at Cat Fur Studio May 13, 2007 at 22:51 #

    Wowza, that is one great dress!

  13. Anonymous May 14, 2007 at 01:25 #

    Totally Fabulous !!!!
    Love the coral colour :))
    Vonne

  14. Anonymous May 14, 2007 at 01:25 #

    Totally Fabulous !!!!
    Love the coral colour :))
    Vonne

  15. Gorgeous Things May 14, 2007 at 02:27 #

    Wow, wow, wow, wow, WOW!
    Fierce dress, girl! Not busy; beautiful.

  16. Gorgeous Things May 14, 2007 at 02:27 #

    Wow, wow, wow, wow, WOW!
    Fierce dress, girl! Not busy; beautiful.

  17. Belinda May 14, 2007 at 04:53 #

    Great dress! I really like how you took the time and matched the print. Kudos! The perfect pattern for your fabric.

  18. Belinda May 14, 2007 at 04:53 #

    Great dress! I really like how you took the time and matched the print. Kudos! The perfect pattern for your fabric.

  19. Sigrid May 14, 2007 at 11:01 #

    It is really a gorgeous dress. Love the dress pattern and the pattern of the fabric on you.

  20. Sigrid May 14, 2007 at 11:01 #

    It is really a gorgeous dress. Love the dress pattern and the pattern of the fabric on you.

  21. MéLisa May 14, 2007 at 12:04 #

    That dress is just fabulous! I don’t think that it is too busy at all. Great job on matching the pattern, a big pat on the back for you!

  22. MéLisa May 14, 2007 at 12:04 #

    That dress is just fabulous! I don’t think that it is too busy at all. Great job on matching the pattern, a big pat on the back for you!

  23. Dawn May 14, 2007 at 12:12 #

    Fantastic! I love the effect of the fabric at the midriff.

  24. Dawn May 14, 2007 at 12:12 #

    Fantastic! I love the effect of the fabric at the midriff.

  25. Linda May 14, 2007 at 12:24 #

    Your dress is stunning! It looks gorgeous on you. I have that fabric in teal and wish I bought the coral too. I am still pondering what I’ll make. Everything I have seen made in this fabric has been so perfect. I like the idea of something long sleeved after seeing yours.

    I loved your comment about no makeup because it is Sunday. That is my attitude too. It’s the day to kickback and relax.

  26. Linda May 14, 2007 at 12:24 #

    Your dress is stunning! It looks gorgeous on you. I have that fabric in teal and wish I bought the coral too. I am still pondering what I’ll make. Everything I have seen made in this fabric has been so perfect. I like the idea of something long sleeved after seeing yours.

    I loved your comment about no makeup because it is Sunday. That is my attitude too. It’s the day to kickback and relax.

  27. Lola May 14, 2007 at 13:59 #

    The dress looks gorgeous! How did you get it all to match up? I’m still working on getting the printed design to match up.

    About that sewing cabinet you referred to earlier in the blog – I have one of those (bought it last month) and I love it! Pics up on my blog – go through the April 2007 archive.

  28. Lola May 14, 2007 at 13:59 #

    The dress looks gorgeous! How did you get it all to match up? I’m still working on getting the printed design to match up.

    About that sewing cabinet you referred to earlier in the blog – I have one of those (bought it last month) and I love it! Pics up on my blog – go through the April 2007 archive.

  29. carolyndh May 14, 2007 at 14:49 #

    Completely awesome dress with the chain-link print from Gorgeous Fabrics. Wow, do these colors ever suit you well!

  30. carolyndh May 14, 2007 at 14:49 #

    Completely awesome dress with the chain-link print from Gorgeous Fabrics. Wow, do these colors ever suit you well!

  31. Mary May 14, 2007 at 18:35 #

    Awesome dress! The color is just right for you. Kudos on the matching seams!

  32. Mary May 14, 2007 at 18:35 #

    Awesome dress! The color is just right for you. Kudos on the matching seams!

  33. Elaray May 14, 2007 at 22:04 #

    You look mahvalous! Details, like going matchy-matchy at the seams, really make the difference! I must remember to do that in the future.

  34. Elaray May 14, 2007 at 22:04 #

    You look mahvalous! Details, like going matchy-matchy at the seams, really make the difference! I must remember to do that in the future.

  35. narcissaqtpie May 14, 2007 at 22:43 #

    this is a really beautiful (and beatuifully made dress!) I think the fabric you chose this time really makes the design stand out moreso than the black

  36. narcissaqtpie May 14, 2007 at 22:43 #

    this is a really beautiful (and beatuifully made dress!) I think the fabric you chose this time really makes the design stand out moreso than the black

  37. Linda May 15, 2007 at 00:39 #

    Oh, Love, love, love this dress on you and your friend was right, this color works for you!

  38. Linda May 15, 2007 at 00:39 #

    Oh, Love, love, love this dress on you and your friend was right, this color works for you!

  39. cidell May 15, 2007 at 01:40 #

    Thank you all! I was going to wear the black version to my mom’s retirement party on Thursday. But, she’s insisting I wear this instead.

    Lola, To match, I used the cut fabric as the pattern for the second cut. This was I could pin out the whole thing… making sure it all matched. Believe me, it’s the first time it’s worked!

  40. cidell May 15, 2007 at 01:40 #

    Thank you all! I was going to wear the black version to my mom’s retirement party on Thursday. But, she’s insisting I wear this instead.

    Lola, To match, I used the cut fabric as the pattern for the second cut. This was I could pin out the whole thing… making sure it all matched. Believe me, it’s the first time it’s worked!

  41. artist1lisa May 15, 2007 at 15:38 #

    Celie,WOW.This dress is awesome.You look good girl!

  42. artist1lisa May 15, 2007 at 15:38 #

    Celie,WOW.This dress is awesome.You look good girl!

  43. dami May 16, 2007 at 17:15 #

    cool! did you cross lombard street today wearing blue? if not, i think you have a body double out there…

  44. dami May 16, 2007 at 17:15 #

    cool! did you cross lombard street today wearing blue? if not, i think you have a body double out there…

  45. cidell May 16, 2007 at 20:02 #

    Today…. no. I was wearing a pink and black skir suit. But, I park off of Lombard!

  46. cidell May 16, 2007 at 20:02 #

    Today…. no. I was wearing a pink and black skir suit. But, I park off of Lombard!

  47. Dina May 17, 2007 at 23:34 #

    Neat dress.. very flattering.

  48. Dina May 17, 2007 at 23:34 #

    Neat dress.. very flattering.

  49. madhatter May 24, 2007 at 07:34 #

    This is gorgeous – I love the fabric and the cut, it looks wonderful on you!

  50. Marji May 24, 2007 at 12:36 #

    Fabulous! Great job on the match on those big links. Nice pattern choice.

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