Saturday, July 5, 2008

My Favorite Things: in Toile

I purchased a three yard piece of the most beautiful Toile fabric several years ago. And there it's been sitting, waiting to be made into just the right thing. I love this fabric because most toile is traditionally cream or white in background, but this one is a unique bluish-green hue with brown and cream accents.
Since I've tried this pattern already and wear the other two dresses made from it quite often, I decided this was the right pattern to use it with. I even have enough "scraps" left to make a matching tote.

24 comments:

Momma Roar said...

So pretty! I've got to try my hand at making something for myself.

Karen said...

I love this dress, too! And, I didn't know your hair was curly. I like it a lot!

Tracy said...

Karen,
My hair isn't *naturally* curly. I got a perm a little over a week ago. I'm loving it! So easy with the pool in the summer!

Lisa said...

I love this dress. The colors are beautiful on you and I like our curly hair.
Have a great weekend. Lisa~

Lauren said...

I've looked at this pattern before, but haven't bought it yet. Maybe soon!

The dress is beautiful :)

Tracy said...

I love that pattern and the fabric you've used is just perfect for it!

I just took a look at the pattern. My golly, I am three different sizes LOL. However, seeing how good it looks made up I'm thinking that I should put that on my little list for my BIL & his wife to bring home for me at Christmas time!

Terri said...

Oh it's beautiful! I absolutely love the fabric and you look very nice in it.

Momala said...

Very Pretty

Cherish the Home said...

Very beautiful! And I like your curly hair too. One of the benefits I've experienced from my hair graying is that instead of being stick-straight, it is now wavy/curly. (o:

Kelli said...

Just lovely! The toile fabric is so pretty. I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July!
~Kelli

Toni said...

Very nice Tracy!!That dress is beautiful,and looks beautiful on you!!I would love to learn how to sew!!!Would that pattern be easy for a beginner?Hope your having a wonderful Lord`s day!!!

~~ said...

I love it! You look so pretty!! I have this pattern, but haven't attempted it yet! You are inspiring me. :) I was wondering if I could find this pattern in a smaller size for the girls...?
Patricia

Abigail said...

I absolutely love your dress. It's Marvelous darling!

Tracy said...

Toni,

This dress would be fairly easy for a beginner. I did lengthen the sleeves by two inches.

Patricia,

The same company does offer a pattern for girls.

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

Definately fabric Alicia would love.

Love the new hair look as well!

Beck said...

That dress is BEAUTIFUL - and so are you! That's the prettiest picture I've ever seen of you. You look lovely with curly hair!

Short Stop said...

Beautiful, just beautiful.

Your hair looks GREAT. It looks like it's longer than I remember in other pictures. SO pretty.

Daughter of the King said...

Pretty dress Tracy and the curly hair...love it and the whole *look*......you are one talented lady.
Deby

Angi said...

Love it! I so wish I could sew - never had the opportunity to learn!

liz said...

What a beautiful dress. You look so feminine in it.

Abounding Treasures said...

Tracy,

You did a great job on the dress and it suits you beautifully!

Dallas

Becky said...

Very pretty dress. I love to find a style that works and wear it all the time :)

By the way, I do not remember seeing a picture of you with curly hair. I had in my mind that your hair was straight. Whatever you've done ... it is LOVELY!! No wonder your husband brings you flowers from the meadows.

Oh, I am so glad I saw your response to Karen. That answers the curly-q question. I love it.

Karen said...

What a lovely dress, Tracy! And I love the hairstyle as well! You look so pretty, and so does your daughter in her dress. It makes me want to find time again this evening while my husband is at a leader's meeting at church to work in my sewing room again! :-)

Jenn said...

That is a really gorgeous dress.

Jenn