Sunday, May 22, 2016

One Nation Under a Groove (Dress)

After making my first Groove dress, I couldn't wait to make another!



This particular dress was made as part of an epic Groove dress assembly line. Four Groove dresses in one day: matching dresses for my nieces and their mom (coming soon to a blog near you), plus one for me for good measure. What?! The serger thread was the same color!


This time I opted for the high-low hem. Love it! I've never been a hugely vocal advocate of the high-low hem, but somehow here I adore it. Fun, floaty. 


I tried to capture some of the awesome movement that this dress has, but most of my photos turned out pretty dorky, not to mention blurry. Here's what I was left with:


Other than the hem, I made the dress the same as last time: round neckline, short sleeves. The fit is the same (awesome!) except I am finding the sleeves just a teeny bit tight. I think it's the result of my fabric, though.


The fabric is some striped cotton jersey bought locally here in Bangkok. It has less stretch than the rayon/spandex jersey I used for my first Groove dress, which is why the sleeves are bit tighter.


Not much else to say: officially part of the Groovement, as they say at MadeIt Patterns! I've wanted to wear this one pretty much constantly since making it. While I'm wearing it with heels here, it looks great with flip flops or flat sandals, too!!


24 comments:

  1. Very cute dress! I just cut out a dress similar today, and seeing yours just pushed me to go back in my sewing room :)..

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    1. Thanks, Candice! Ha ha, happy to inspire some sewing!

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  2. OK, I think I need this pattern.

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    1. ;-) ha ha- it's so comfy! hope you like it as much as I do!

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  3. I love how wearable this is!

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    1. Thanks, Sue! So wearable, and yet with a little bit of drama from the floaty skirt!

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  4. It's a great dress - right up my alley too! Looking fab.

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    1. Thanks, Lara! I could definitely picture you in this!

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  5. This looks great...sort of casual with an elegant vibe.

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    1. Thanks so much! I agree! Casual, with a little somethin somethin to keep it exciting!

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  6. I love it!!!! I have to make me a few !!!! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks!! You should- great pattern!

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  7. I'm pretty sure you don't sleep! You are cranking out the fabulous garments and the blog posts to go along with them! This is lovely. g

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    1. Ha, thanks! It's been so hot in Bangkok for the past few months that I have turned into a sewing hermit!

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  8. Really cute! I need to make this for myself. I would want to wear it every day.

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    1. Thanks, Marcia! I do want to wear mine every day!!

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  9. I keep hearing about this Groove dress and how awesome it is. I might have to break down to buy and try it. The silhouette is so similar to a few dresses I have in my closet that I LOVE. I often trace around those store-bought dresses to make new creations. A pattern might be nice! This looks fabulous on you.

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    1. It's a really cute pattern with lots of options, Jessica! The kids version is adorable, too...

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  10. Awesome, Meg! You are rocking the floaty hot weather dresses lately! I can't say I blame you, it sounds like it has been sweltering in Bangkok. (Come join me in the SF Bay - we're freezing our butts off!)

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    1. I can't stop making floaty dresses, Inder! It seems like maybe the heat wave is breaking here in Bangkok, finally, but what that really means is it's 90 instead of 99. So floaty dresses are still essential!

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  11. I love this! It must be so nice to wear in the hot weather too as it seems so floaty!

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  12. Another awesome Groove Dress. They are just perfect on you . Groovilicious! And you always seem to make great fabric choices.

    Keep on Grooving!

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  13. Lovely in the stripes. It does fit you so well in the bodice.

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  14. Wow! Fab dress and thank you for sharing! Spotted elsewhere but wasn't sure how it's look in real life. And great to hear that children's version available too!😉

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