Purple Drop Cloth by Jay McCarroll
I love this dress so much!
I have been holding onto a couple metres of Jay McCarroll’s Purple Drop Cloth fabric from his Habitat collection. I knew it would make a really special dress once I found the right pattern. I saw this Cynthia Rowley pattern online and when I couldn’t find it here in Toronto, Amanda picked up a copy for me and mailed it to me. It was very easy to follow and I love that I can also make a separate skirt or top using the same pattern. I’m keeping my eye out for a skirt fabric to use next. The pockets in the skirt are brilliant.
I wore this dress on our first day of classes at the Sewing Summit. We had a long break after lunch before our afternoon classes started, so Katherine, Amanda and I went to our room to hang out and relax. Of course, I noticed how lovely the light was in our room and promptly started moving furniture around to take photos of this dress, my new fabric, Amanda’s mini quilts, etc. If you ever wondered what the other side of my camera looks like, Amanda caught me in action here. I get pretty resourceful when taking photos. I stacked boxes of cookies to make a ‘tripod’ on our last day to get these group photos.
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Must find that dress pattern!!! Looks amazing. Also, the fox material you bought is awesome. Love it all.
You look beautiful! That dress is amazing. 🙂
Angela recently posted..Sewing Summit 2011
So pretty! I haven’t given that pattern a second thought until now because I thought the dress looked bad on the envelope but yours is great!
molly recently posted..Interweb Links
ooo, it is delicious looking!! you look amazing and that pattern, hmm, I’ll have to pick that one up! And I’ve been hoarding the rest of my jay mccarroll habitat, I love the prints.
anna recently posted..fall skirt
This is BEAUTIFUL! Love the fabric, and the dress looks so much nicer than the one on the pattern cover. What kind of weight is the fabric? It looks like it has a nice hold to it, the skirt sticks out just the right amount.
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This dress you made is awesome! The fabric is super cool and the silhouette of the dress is so streamlined and clean. Very nice job.
I love it!!! Great job!
Stunning! I love it 🙂
Bruna recently posted..bolinhos de maçã com especiarias
oh my gosh, the whole thing is amazing… the fabric, the pattern… you look amazing!
you and the dress look so dang good!
It is gorgeous! You look amazing in it. Sad I missed it in person. I want to make me one but I would need to add some sleeves. I wonder if I could???
wow, you aint kidding around here! this is a perfect marriage of fabric to pattern!
joni recently posted..bottling the limoncello
wow, this is really a head-turner. Great fabric and pattern choice.
Such a great dress! I thought I spotted that cute dress in one of your sewing summit group pics. I love the fabric and am still learning to figure out what works well for clothing. You are such a natural at picking clothing prints!
Kelly recently posted..Clothing expansion
This dress is gorgeous! I love the Habitat Collection!
the dress turned out great! I’ll try to find the pattern and make one myself.
Btw, just found your blog and I’m a new follower 🙂
Marie recently posted..Om
wow, that dress is gorgeous. drop dead. consider me inspired!
blake @ salt, teak & fog recently posted..pizza | BLT! (ish)
Wonderful dress! I’m not usually into such bold fabrics for clothing but this really works. Did you see that you inspired a sew-along at Noodlehead with your previous Jay McCarrol/Simplicity piece?
So wonderful! Must add this to my collection of Cynthia Rowley patterns …
Beautiful! This is the same shape of a JCrew dress I bought this past summer. Happy to see a pattern for this!
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wow!! perfect combo of pattern and fabric. love the look on you!
fantastic print for a simple styled dress!
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It stunning. I’m wondering what you can tell me regarding the sizing. I bought this pattern after you showed it here and it’s very confusing. I’m a size 4 and it show me similar to a 12. Did you choose your size based on the pattern measurements? I’ve read some reviews and it’s mostly about how the skirt sizing is way way off.
Any comments would be appreciated
Thanks so much, karla
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I recently bought this pattern as well and haven’t made it yet. You did an absolutely beautiful job with this dress. Love it!
I love it. That is a really awesome fabric. I’m looking up versions of this pattern, because I’m getting ready to make it.
When I designed this fabric, this is exactly what I had in mind for people to create with it! So awesome! Ps: my new line CENTER CITY comes out next month. I just know you’re going to love it! Happy sewing!