BWOF Dolman Redux

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 thoughts on “BWOF Dolman Redux

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  9. 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!

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

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

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

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

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

  19. 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

  20. 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

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

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

  23. 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!

  24. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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