Back! With Dots!

by Erin on August 14, 2012

Another 9929

So I made another 9929. I promise I will start putting up more pictures of these dresses — including one in lined black eyelet! I swear it takes me nearly as much time to blog about them as it does to make them — they are just THAT FAST.

Since the 9929 takes so little fabric, I have been having enormous fun rummaging through my stash for fabric that has always been just a little less than adequate for other projects. (Which rummaging means my sewing room looks even more like a still life entitled “Fifteen Minutes After The Bomb Disposal Unit Came Through”.) The pile of fabric waiting to be turned into 9929s is a little scary — who knew I was hoarding so many 2-2.5 yard pieces? Okay, maybe y’all did know.

I’m pretty sure I’ve had this fabric since Methuselah was a pup — does anyone remember when this pattern (I think it’s called Disco Dots) was the rage? I know that, at the height of its popularity, you could have dressed yourself, your house, your baby, and your dog in various colorways and weights of this design. This particular piece is actually terrible — it was subtly off-grain, which I didn’t realize until I was cutting the last piece. So I completely biffed matching the side seams (which — among other reasons — is why you’re not seeing a profile shot).

Accessorized here with red Keds and a red Swatch, but not red glasses — I think that would be maybe a bit too much coordination. Ideally I’d have a baby-blue belt to wear with this, but I haven’t found one I like yet. (Surprise: I’m also really picky about belts.)

Sorry for the dearth of posts — this is how I spent last week. (It was really, really fun.)

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Packrat August 14, 2012 at 5:44 pm

The dots fabric is perfect for that dress. Your description of your sewing room sounds perfect. BTW, the “camp” sounds more like it was torture than fun. lol


Connie August 14, 2012 at 6:15 pm

I love this dress – the fabric is great! You look great in it!


Trine August 14, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Lovely dress – and it’s perfect with those red sneakers :-)



Joelle August 15, 2012 at 2:29 am

BLERK! I clicked on the link and my eyes crossed. Glad to hear it was fun for somebody, though! The dots are super cute, and oddly enough, I feel like playing twister. With a cute man. Who has a nice smile. And may try to cheat a bit. : )


Lynn August 15, 2012 at 1:52 pm

A boot camp for linguists–you really know how to have fun. I’ll bet that you brightened up the place with your dresses!


Angela August 15, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Boot camp and linguistics aren’t words I usually think of together- did they wake you up in the middle of the night and have everyone do statistics or something?


Ann V. August 15, 2012 at 5:23 pm

I LOVE this dress!


Elizabeth August 16, 2012 at 1:47 am

I swear I had a piece of that in a different color way, laboriously pulled threads to get it cut straight, and discovered that it was printed crooked. I remember my fury but I totally have no idea what I made out of it. It’s just cruel printing geometrics off-grain.


Toni Gatlin August 18, 2012 at 12:06 am

I have a large-ish piece of this exact print and mine is off-grain too. Maddening! But your dress is delightful anyway. :-)


Gina August 16, 2012 at 2:49 am

And I thought you might be at the National Scrabble Championship!


Margie August 16, 2012 at 1:58 pm

I want to thank you for putting up more pictures of yourself in your dresses. It is difficult for me to picture how vintage patterns look made up and I’m always looking for pictures of modern people wearing these dresses to help me decide what to buy or make. You look fantastic in that dress. I love the fabric.


Nathalie August 16, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Cool spotty dress! Such a lovely summer look.


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