Monday, May 04, 2009

Birthday Dress 2009

Here is the dress I made for my 28th birthday. I didn't come up with a proper name,which bugs me as I like to name all my projects - especially birthday dresses! Feel free to toss out a few ideas it if you feel so inspired. They would be much appreciated.
This is New Look 6643, a dress I already made as a little black dress. This time I used dupioni silk for the outside, and lined the dress with China silk.
The pictures are not the best and the dress still needs a fair bit of ironing (this is one terrible looking hem!), but this was all my timetable would allow if I wanted pictures by daylight, and I figured it was better than nothing.
Obligatory parting shot:

52 comments:

Cennetta said...

Pretty birthday dress. Sorry no suggestions on a name for it.

Caitlin said...

The dress is so pretty on you. I love that blue, it's such a lovely color. When I try to name my clothes, flower names often come to mind. Maybe something like the Blue Orchid dress? I don't even know if there are blue orchids, tho!

Christina said...

Happy Birthday!! The dress fits you like a glove.

verobirdie said...

Happy birthday!
This dress is blutifull!
It would be a good match to the blue coat of happiness???
Of course, it won't have been complete without the final shot :-)

coonieandplume said...

Je te trouve fort élégante dans cette jolie robe ! Je manque d'idée pour un nom...
Happy Birthday my dear friend.

(((hugs)))

Kathryn said...

It's the Electric Blue Birthday Dress. Hope your birthday was electric.

Lisette M said...

Even with wrinkles is still very beautiful and fits you perfectly. Happy Birthday!

Elaray said...

Very pretty! That's a wonderful shade of blue!

Erica B. said...

Very pretty dress! I love that color on you!

Claudine said...

Beautiful dress! That color looks great on you!

Lori said...

Beautiful dress.

Susan said...

Great birthday dress. How about Birthday Blues! lol

paisleyapron said...

Just found your blog. I love seeing what you create. Happy birthday!
Sorry I can't come up with any good names, but that color is outstanding!

Summerset said...

Beautiful! Just perfect for a birthday. I knew it was your birthday, but didn't have a current address. How about Blue Iris? Irises are blooming at this point of the year, and you certainly are as pretty as a flower!

Vicki W said...

What a beautiful color for you! It's a lovely any day dress!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous!

ohsewcrafty said...

Your dress looks fabulous and is perfectly fitted!

I suggest "Bluebell dress"-you certainly look as beautiful as a flower. Happy birthday!

mochimo said...

Happy birthday!

Christine said...

Its a beautiful dress, maybe you could call it the sapphire dress? P'tit Mignonne seems to like it too

Katrin said...

Dear Isabelle,

Happy Birthday!
I love the name Kathryn gave - electric blue dress.
It looks gorgeous on you!
Best regards,
Katrin

KayB said...

Nice little 'birthday dress' - you named it already :-)

Anonymous said...

My my you look gorgeous and it is a very pretty dress. How about electric blue dress? blue diva? angelic blue? ;-) I hope you have enjoyed your birthday and once again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Isabelle! Ann

Nancy (nanflan) said...

Lovely dress, and darling kitty is as adorable as ever!

Miaaa said...

Bon anniversaire ! (juste 10 ans de moins que moi ;-)
Cette robe est splendide en bleu, j'aime particulièrement le col en V.
Quant à la couture par Petite mignone, ma petite fille a adorée, mais n'y a pas cru, "mais non ce n'est pas le chat qui coupe le tissu et coud, elle se ferait mal avec les épingles la dame-chat... elle est jolie la dame-chat, je peux la caresser ?!" En ce qui concerne ta robe : "elle est très jolie la dame et la robe bleu oh la la, je veux que tu me coud une robe comme ça, moi et une pour toi aussi !" (la vérité sort de la bouche des petits enfants à ce que l'on dit... tu peux donc considérer que c'est une réussite, même si elle n'a pas -encore- de nom).

Miaaa

Cathy said...

This dress is the perfect color! I have to admit, I'd kill for you figure. T?he dress is fabulous, but as for the name, I've got nothing.

Jennifer/OH said...

Happy Birthday!! What a lovely dress. How about the name "Shimmering Saphire"?

Karoline said...

Happy birthday, the dress is gorgeous. I love that shade of blue

Shashi Nayagam said...

Blue summer skies that is what comes to mind when I saw your dress. It is very beautiful. So perfect on you. Hope you had a lovely day.

mermaids said...

fantastic dress! the color is beautiful and the fit is perfect.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Happy Birthday!

Like Christine, I think you should use "sapphire" in there somewhere. It's the perfect description of the color (and you already have an Amethyst jacket, as I recall).

Tini said...

(nothing to add for a name but happy belated birthday :) )

Anonymous said...

bon anniversaire, ma Belle!
aucune idée pour baptiser ta robe, désolée!
une papouille pour Pte Mignonne


grosses bises

Doris

Djam said...

C'est une très belle robe!

Djam

Pam~Off The Cuff ~ said...

Happy Birthday !

Beautiful dress!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Happy Birthday!
Very pretty dress :) The color is gorgeous.

gwensews said...

Gorgeous dress and Happy Birthday! I would call it "Blue Belle".

Lisbei said...

Oh flûte ! Ca veut dire que j'ai manqué ton anniversaire ! Je t'envoie plein de bisous en retard mais qui viennent du fond du coeur !
Ta robe est très très belle, j'aime beaucoup sa couleur Bleu Roi ou Bleu France ! Et elle te va comme un gant !
Je t'embrasse bien fort, est-ce que tu peux m'envoyer ta nouvelle adresse par mail, s'il te plaît ?

Diane said...

I'm not feeling to creative today but the first thing that came to mind was 'Sapphire Dream' because its definitely dreamy with all that silk and the color is gorgeous. It suits you well!

nowaks nähkästchen said...

Even though I'm late... Happy Birthday!

The dress looks great on you, it looks like "electric blue Cinderella" dress. ;)

melissa said...

Happy birthday! The colour, fit, and silk are all just perfect on you! You've definitely found a winner in this versatile pattern!

Tracy said...

How about "28 and Lookin' Great!" for a name? ;o) The dress is beautiful--LOVE that electric blue silk--lovely choice, and very flattering look. Hope you had a good birthday.(I sent an email, as I wasn't sure where to sent a card. :o7) Lil' Miss Cutie makes a terrific accessory with the dress... Happy Days, my friend ((HUGS))

Vicki said...

What a lovely dress. The perfect "Happy Birthday" Dress.

paco peralta said...

nice dress, Isabelle. ahhh. and happy birthday (as we say here, it's never too late).

besos, Paco

Little Hunting Creek said...

Happy Birthday - what a pretty dress :)

Johanna Lu said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous dress. Both the colour and fabric is just perfect. Happy birthday!

Nancy K said...

Gorgeous dress. It's a wonderful color on you. A very happy belated birthday. Names? I can never think of things like that.

Allison said...

How lovely, Isabelle. Hope you had a nice birthday! The dress fits you so well. I still haven't had the guts to make a fitted dress--you inspire me!!

Anonymous said...

That dress looks absolutely fabulous on you. How about "Bluelicious"!!
Ilse

Tany said...

Bon Anniversaire, ma Belle! (Sorry I'm so late, I haven't been able to find the time for my blogging activities at all!)

Your dress looks marvellous and so do you!!
(((HUGS)))

The MSILF said...

As always, you look amazing and I love your style.

But please please tell me one secret: how do you deal with cat hair on everything? I mean, white cat, dupioni silk in a dark color??? I am having problems myself, and my cat has short hair.

addicted to life said...

oooh that's a wonderful dress! oh dear :) you have bewitched fingers :)

Zoanna said...

I am VERY late in wishing you happy birthday, Isabelle. It's been too long since I visited your blog. I think lsat time I did you were moving to London. Congratulations on your new teaching post. I wish I could take one of your classes.

As for a dress name, I thought of "Rhapsody in Blue" when I first saw it, before I read your request for a name. Love the style on you!