10.13.2008

servant dress, revisited



It's finally getting a little chilly here in California which makes my heart so, so happy. Definitely time to make some new fall dresses. So, I've discovered that the servant dress is highly adaptable: the fold-over style of it is simple enough that it's pretty easy to experiment and with a couple of pleats and a ruffled collar, come up with a dress that is entirely different.

Unfortunately the five year old does not like to be still for photographs (the subliminal servitude message STILL hasn't taken).

But you get the picture. (For any of you who have the servant dress pattern and might be interested in making this variation, I'm going to put instructions in a file (hopefully in the next couple of days) in a sidebar on the blog, so you'll be able to hopefully click and print out.)

24 comments:

Rubyellen said...

the five year old is always so cute in her inability to stay still! but i think eventually the dress's message will sink in when she is a teenager. well, now that i think about it, maybe not. when she is a mother, that is when it will sink in. aren't we all servants to our cute, loveable masters?!!

Linnea said...

It is always fun to look at the shots afterward and you feel so lucky when you get one with their entire body in the frame. I love the collar! I want one, I will stay still for the picture.

melissa said...

The five year old is a lucky girl to have such a stylish dress...even if the subliminal factor hasn't rubbed off on her.

robiewankenobie said...

you don't have a copy of that pattern for adults, do you? i so want that dress!

Jen said...

So cute. I love the pose in front of the mayor sign. :)
♥Jen

Elizabeth said...

Hi, I came across your blog and had so much fun reading all the older posts and looking at all the beautiful sewing you both do. I use to sew non stop for my girls when they were young and dreamed of doing what you guys are doing. I now sew for my youngest daughter,who is 18,and loves unique things. I also love to do embroidery as well.
This is for Lynne... I think we may live in the same town :) One of your photos showed a bit of the town I live in and I was surprised to see a certain signage from the Plaza ;)

lynne said...

Elizabeth, what a tiny world!! :)

Bethany Hissong said...

I love all of her energy!! Please sell some of that in your shop promptly!!

Cheryl said...

sew cute!! I love how it turned out.

Jaime said...

I love the style of the dresses you make. I watched Pride and Prejudice last night and LOVED all the dresses and styles and they reminded me of the frocks and servant dresses I have seen here, with a modern twist. And I especially love brown, good choice.

Bek said...

I love this variation. I really like the earthy tones. Am so pleased I bought this pattern. Thanks too to Melissa for your encouraging comment on my blog. It was very nice of you to check out my little servant dress. Looking forward to seeing what you 2 come up with next!

paula said...

oh i am so excited about the new look of the servant dress. can't wait to get sewing!

Anna said...

I am so glad I bought the servant dress pattern. I have made two so far. I love how quickly they sew up and how easy they are to modify. Your latest variation is really cool, I hope you decide to post a how-to for that soon!

laure said...

beautiful blog!

Joslyn said...

i love this...+ with her boots - so cute!

i have a feeling we have the same sort of fall weather...if we get a 70 degree day, it's considered chilly.

sad.

Bek said...

Thanks Lynne for looking at my little servant dress too! I've uploaded it to the flickr group today. I'm glad you guys have started that up. It's so cool to see what others come up with.

mikodesign said...

this dress is so lovely, the fabric and model are just perfect!

Heather said...

Oh yes, this is a wonderful variation. I will look for the update.

uk-links said...

Having your content end up ranking in the top links london ten search results for the keywords, it will try to acquire more links links of london bracelet sale over time. Several "high-quality editorial links" are usually a result of Google search links of london engine placement.Unless you already have a well aged links of london charms sale established authority site, you already know who you are. links jewellery And it's going to be pretty tough, as great as it would be to have your content rank on the links of london charms sale first page of search engine results for your most cherished keyword phrase. links of london uk If you happen to write four times per month and each of those rank on links of london watch uk page one of search results, in due course the links will add up. The good thing is that a small number of cheap links of london links from lots of diverse directions end up carrying a lot more weight and links of london necklaces uk being more sustainable.

longge said...

fakes out there and the quality of a louis vuitton handbags does not compare to the real thing.The best way to obtain what your really want is to rent one of these great replica louis vuitton kanye sneakers . All said and done, Carryall comes across as an ideal louis vuitton handbags on sale for a number of applications.

tablet pc 10 pulgadas said...

I read really much useful data here!

www.sillones.nom.es said...

Thanks so much for this article, pretty useful material.

online pharmacy said...

I can see that this little child will be a famous model I can see that because I realized about the poses she's doing and I know to identify those details.

аренда барселона центер said...

Really effective info, lots of thanks for the article.