Saturday, October 20, 2012

Ma première robe Sureau

What better way to get prepared for the sew-along than to show you my first go at this wonderful pattern?

To make this dress, I used some mystery fabric that had been in my mother's stash for years. I think it's a poly blend, but neither of us really can tell.
Anyway, I really loved the subtle drape and the colors of this fabric: brown and beige with hints of purple, so perfect for Autumn.


Let me tell you: it wasn't by chance that I wanted to have a sew-along for this pattern, it's because I love it SO MUCH.
It's my exact idea of the perfect every day dress: cute and feminine, but practical and easy to wear. Every girl should have at least one dress like this one.
It's also an extremely versatile pattern, and my head is bursting with ideas on how to transform it.

Even though I made a muslin before cutting the dress, I ended up with quite a bit of gaping in the neckline (you can sorta see it in the photo above).
Eléonore kindly suggested me to straighten the shoulder line (green basted seam in the second photo, sorry for the quality) to correct this issue, and it worked like a charm!
But I won't go into too much detail, we'll have lots and lots of time to discuss fit during the sew-along.
By the way, are you joining us? :)

Sureau Sew-along

45 comments:

  1. Really lovely. I just love the bodice detailing on this dress. Have you tried doing a burn test to find out what the fabric is? Don't know how well it works for a blend fabric but I find them quite fun anyway!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I really like that detail on the front bodice and how the fabric compliments the silhouette so nicely. Great job on this lovely dress!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Beautiful fabric Paunnet . You are making the most of the pattern for sure!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Yours is really lovely ! You look like the princess of autumn !
    J'aime tellement tes chaussures aussi, je veux les mêmes !!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. So so gorgeous! You and the dress! I love this whole outfit.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Really pretty. I think you have the perfect autumn dress there.

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is beautiful on you! Nice work :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. beautiful.. love the dress, and fabric, and photos..

    ReplyDelete
  9. Muy muy bonito..
    kisses

    ReplyDelete
  10. Beautiful! You're making me jealous that I don't have time to join in with the sewalong :( Lovely dress.

    ReplyDelete
  11. absolutely gorgeous on you!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Gah it's BEAUTIFUL! I really hope I have the time to squeeze this sew-along in. I'd love to make this dress!

    ReplyDelete
  13. This is perfect for Fall! I'm thinking of ordering from this French co... even though I don't speak french!? because of this awesomeness!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Love this! So autumny! I can't wait for the swalong. Hope my pattern arrives soon :D

    ReplyDelete
  15. it's beautiful!! and I totally agree: it really looks like the perfect everyday dress, but also doable in a more chic version...I'm hoping to join the sew-along, it'll be my first :), hoping the pattern arrives on time in my mailbox,, once I've got my order of deer&doo patterns out today :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. Elle est très jolie, j'aime beaucoup le tissu ! J'hésite à me refaire une Sureau pour le sew along, on verra si j'ai le temps :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. How cute! You look adorable! I can't wait to see your second Belladone!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Ta version est superbe!! J'adore le tissu...
    Mathilde


    http://www.felicie-a-paris.fr

    ReplyDelete
  19. I am really loving Deer and Doe pattern collection. And your Sureau dress is amazing. The fabric looks perfect for fall. Now, I am seriously thinking about buying some patterns from Deer and Doe and follow the sew along.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Lovely! It really does look like the perfect fall print dress. And your photographs are great--it looks like a photoshoot for Anthropologie or something!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Another beautiful dress! As always you look gorgeous. The dress is so feminine and it looks so easy and fun to wear.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Although brown and beige are definitely fall colors, the purple is an unexpected twist. I like it! You did a great job sewing the dress, even with the hiccup of the shoulder seam

    ReplyDelete
  23. Elle est magnifique cette Sureau

    ReplyDelete
  24. The dress is really beautiful. I ordered by pattern today. I am a little nervous since I don't know any french. I will be relying on the sew along to guide me though.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Maider from Masustak EguzkitanOctober 23, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    I love this fabric!!!!! I can´t wait to start the sew-along!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Your dress is so beautiful... And the colors, as you wrote, are great for autumn! Plus, i think they highlight your characteristics. Brava!
    Of course i'll join you! My pattern arrived yesterday, and i've just bought the fabric: a soft woolen fabric in a dark shade between red and pink. I thought it would be a good choice for winter. Can't wait!

    ReplyDelete
  27. I didn't, but I'm 99% sure it's synthetic. Thanks for the tip!

    ReplyDelete
  28. I'm sorry, I hope you'll find the time to make it even after the sew-along, it's such a great dress!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Oh yes! Or you can always wait for the English translation, it will come eventually!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Of course! Eléonore and I will be here just for that :)

    ReplyDelete
  31. Thank you, and yay! for joining us!
    You can post a photo of your fabric on Flickr, so we can all be jealous! :)

    ReplyDelete
  32. Looks beautiful... I like how flattering its the gather on the bust

    ReplyDelete
  33. Forgot to say I love your new hair color

    ReplyDelete
  34. Your version is absolutly gorgeous ! I love that, very automn dress :)

    ReplyDelete
  35. Disaster has struck. ;( My pattern arrived today, and I took my measurements and I am bigger than the pattern. I have not made a dress from a pattern before and I do not feel confident enough to increase the pattern and keep it proportionately styled. I will give it a go however! Cross your fingers for me everbody!!

    ReplyDelete
  36. p.s if anyone has any tips they would be much appreciated :)

    ReplyDelete
  37. Good luck, I hope you're going to solve your problem (and learn a lot about pattern drafting in the process). I gathered a few links for you, I hope they help:
    http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4368/making-sense-of-pattern-grading/page/all
    http://www.burdastyle.com/techniques/grade-a-bodice-pattern-to-a-larger-size
    http://blog.caseybrowndesigns.com/2012/06/pattern-grading-101-part-one/

    ReplyDelete
  38. Thank you very much for the links - I appreciate it :-) I was thinking the same - I am going to learn an awful lot about pattern drafting here. Which is what I wanted, so it is all good I guess. Will just take a bit longer than I had initially planned to get the sureau dress finished :-) Thanks for the help and the sew along!

    ReplyDelete
  39. For graduates student loans or doctorates who have a reliable Internet connection.

    Consumer student loans managerConde Nast's department of consumer student loans demands the above and a full featured back end admin panel with the latest must-haves, from instamatic Kodak cameras to metal typewriters and gas coal-effect fires. By the time your visitor finds you, they want to actually see what it is, they are committing themselves to an elaborate mind game against the management.

    Review my web blog ... Student Loans for People with Bad Credit

    ReplyDelete