Statuesque Dress


I’m back! I’ve been sewing whenever I can, but I’ve had no time to blog. Love, love, love this dress. I found the fabric on Marcy Tilton’s site and ordered two repeats immediately! Good thing since it was gone the next time I looked.

It’s a digital print on the softest piece of medium-light weight french terry. Seriously, french terry…I could wear this dress to the beach and then a dinner party and not skip a beat. Yes it shows my dreaded arms, but my BSF has convinced me that it gets too hot to always cover up. I might make a little cover up jacket for cool evenings with Marcy’s Vogue 9081 pattern, but I hate to cover up the statue that is peeking out on my left shoulder. Statuesque-Dress-Frontclose

The pattern is self drafted from a knit dress I own, and then I modified it to have cap sleeves to protect my pale shoulders. The other modification is the asymmetrical neckline that helps emphasize Venus on my shoulder.


Venus ended up on my left shoulder on the back too!

26 thoughts on “Statuesque Dress

  1. You are a wizard with thread and fabric! I’ve just taken a self-guided tour through some of the posts I’d missed and now I have a question . . . Are you going to open a boutique? So many arty pieces do a collection make :).

  2. WOW! What a fabulous print for a simple yet stunning dress! I love the neckline and drape of the fabric. Your radiant glow, beautiful smile and artistry outshine whatever “flaws” that you’re aware of. I share those same issues as well but chalk it up to getting older. So wear your dress with pride and please don’t worry about covering your arms with a shrug. Your work is inspiring so please continue sharing your passion. Thanks so much 🙂

  3. Wow! This is very cool on your Wendy! You are going to be turning heads in this little number- XOXODIane


  4. Stunning dress! I also used this material to make a short jacket! Marcy posted pictures of it on her FB page last week. Love her fabric, got to grab it when you see it, her stuff goes fast!😊

  5. Wow. That dress looks great on you. Love the neckline. Great job as always. Can’t wait to feel the fabric. Miss you😀we are heading back soon. Mark and Madi are graduating. Save the date of May 16th. Probably an evening party🎶🎓we are still ironing out the details

  6. You sure look great in the face! Hope you find a beach party! You’re right that can go anywhere….to groc, vote,socially feeling…I am so silly…..wrong kind of humor for my neighbors….Love, Mom

  7. Beautiful dress, with your coloring it’s gorgeous. Have you figured out how to put a sleeve on Marcy Tilton’s latest little dress with the upstanding collar? Just looking for hints!

  8. wow, one of those rare dresses that looks as fabulous from the back as the front, I think its the peeking Venus. I suspect you are your poor arms worst/only critic…….possibly some coordinating Venus themed fabric for a shrug?


  9. This is my favorite Wendy and it looks fabulous on you. And your arms? thank goodness for your BSF is all I am going to say on that! The fabric, style, color and cut are all just to die for!!

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