Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Emery Dress v. 1.2: Tiki Winki

On Sunday I started a second Emery dress, and I finished it up this afternoon.  This version is the same as my first one.  The only change I made was to omit the pockets, because I don't really use them.  This dress is all about the fabric.

From a distance it looks like a mostly red dress with some patterning.


When you get closer, you realize that the rectangles are tiki heads:


Get even closer and you can see that the print features wood grain on the tiki heads:


And if you really inspect the design, you'll see that some of the tiki heads are winking!!


Gah!!  How cute is that?  Within the space of a week and a half, I spied this Michael Miller Tiki Winki fabric online, bought it, received it, prewashed it, cut it out and sewed up this dress.  Now I just need the weather to warm back up so I can wear it!

27 comments:

  1. How fun is that fabric? I thought it was cute in the "distance" shot, but I love that the details pop out the closer you get. Gorgeous colours too.

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  2. I <3 fabrics like this! :) super cute dress!

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  3. winking tiki's!!! love it. ;-)

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  4. very cute! is this a quilting weight cotton? i always wonder how they work out as clothing. thanks!

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    1. Yes, this is quilting cotton. It works well in this pattern, but I have used cotton voile for the lining in both the Emery dresses I've made, because of the weight.

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  5. So cool! I love fabrics that look like spots or stripes in the distance and then up front they give you a fun surprise. Cute dress.

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  6. Wow, how cute is that! Great dress!

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  7. Such a great print for this dress! I can imagine this fitting in nicely at a barbecue...

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  8. This fabric is amazing! Red and turquoise is a great combo, and the print looks wonderful in a mid-century-ish pattern like the Emery.

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  9. I love a print that looks different from different distances! I find them very interesting to look at!

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  10. Ha! I love those tiki heads :D Beautiful dress and what a great feeling to use a pattern a second time - must be a winner! (now I'm wanting to go out and buy it). I love the shape of it.

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    1. I tend to use the patterns I like many times! This one is really great for me - I recommend it!

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  11. I love the subtlety in this fabric. It's like a little surprise when you get up close.

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  12. Ha ha that print is genius!

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  13. Just like your first Emery, this one has a 60s feel to me as well! Love the fabric -- clever design and nice colors. I bet it's a great dress to wear as well!

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    1. I think it has a '60s feel too!

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  14. SO cute, the dress, color combo, and the print!

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  15. This is really cool, I haven't seen that fabric before, Plus I LOVE that combination of red and turquoise/teal - delicious

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  16. Great fabric find! And you had the perfect summer-dress pattern for it, too. You're going to have so much fun wearing it.
    -- stashdragon

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  17. SO AWESOME! You've got me rethinking this pattern - other versions I've seen aren't as a) flattering b) modern c) fun as yours are, so I was hesitant to try it out.

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    1. Thank you! Do try it out - it's a winner in my book!

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  18. So cute! I thought they were flip flops from afar!

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  19. What a fun print! I love a fabric that rewards closer inspection like that.

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