Monday, March 18, 2013

Miz Mozelle...... Modified

Hi everyone, sorry for the radio silence. I've been busy sewing but have been having one of those periods where I find it impossible to get photos of the things I've made. Does that happen to you too?

One of my recent makes has been the Jamie Christina Miz Mozelle Dress. I bought this pattern after seeing Cirque Du Bebe's version. My goodness she looks so gorgeous in it.

When I got the pattern I had second thoughts. I didn't really think I could pull off the Peter Pan collar without looking too cutesy. Especially with my cropped hair cut. So I thought I would give the pattern away. But then in Sydney Leith and I were walking past a very cute shop in Surrey Hills that had an extremely similar dress in the window, just not with a Peter Pan collar or keyhole. So I did a very simple modification to the Miz Mozelle pattern:


As you can see, a very complicated alteration there. I just followed the CF line up to the neckline and cut the whole bit on the fold. This is how it turned out:




I bound the neckline as I didn't have the collar. I also didn't add the elastic. This was because I thought I was being really smart and sewed the bodice pieces to their skirt pieces BEFORE sewing the side seams. This of course mean that it wasn't possible to create a casing out of the seam allowances. Woops. Ah well - the belt brings it all in so I'm not too worried.

The fabric is either from Tessuti or the Remnant Warehouse. I bought some from each place. I made something out of the Tessuti length but then chopped it back up again as I didn't like it.

So - what do you think of the modification? I'm thinking of making another version in some Liberty jersey I have - what do you think?

18 comments:

  1. Cute dress. Love the funky print. I think you've definitely pulled off the modification with style.

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    1. Thanks Bernice! It is a pretty nice dress to wear.

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  2. This fabric is lovely and so is the dress!

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  3. Rach!! I love this! I have this fabric also and have been struggling to think about what to do with it as it's such a bold print/colour. I think I might just have to copy your dress here! Hope thats OK?

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  4. The print and the dress are both great, and must be satisfying to have put a pattern to good use.

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  5. Love this Rachel. The fabric is great and I have the same concerns about Peter Pan collars and keyholes myself. I just don't think they are me. I love your version!

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  6. You should totally try the collar. I think they look so good ESPECIALLY on gals with short hair. Do it do it!

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  7. Finally!! You're back on the interwebs! Totally cute dress. I never would have thought of this combo. Excellent!

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  8. This is lovely! It's great how a simple alteration can change a garment so much.

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  9. This is a great mod!! I love peter pan collars on other people, but think they would look awful on me. What a great, and really beautiful, solution you've found!

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  10. I like it a lot - and agree - this silhouette is far more flattering for you!! Great colours in the fabric :)

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  11. The lack of fuss on the bodice definitely work with this fabric and your pixie cut. Great modifications!

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  12. Lovely, I think I like it better without the collar!

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  13. I've made this dress and I love it. I really like your version. The changes work so well and look great with that print.

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