SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Platinum Sponsor
Fabulous Fit
Fabulous Fit

Forum > Sewing Techniques and Tips > Tracy Reese Dress ( Moderated by MissCelie)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Tracy Reese Dress
that skirt detail
KathySews
star
KathySews  Friend of PR
Michigan USA
Member since 10/1/06
Posts: 4163
Skill: Intermediate
Body Type:
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 9/5/12 8:14 AM

PLEASE -- this is about the dress -- NO POLITICS

I saw photos of the dress designed by Tracy Reese this morning. I love the fabric and the hemline details (if hemline is the right description).

So, I could never wear the sleeveless version, but my question concerns the proportions for doing a skirt contrasting fabric detail. Too little or too much all depends on the skirt length...at least I think so. Is it maybe 1/3 the length of the waist to hemline?

Also loved the rose color of the fabric.

Tracy Reese dress

jadamo00
star
jadamo00
New York USA
Member since 3/13/06
Posts: 1264
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      



In reply to KathySews <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 9/5/12 8:39 AM

Fashion trumps politics!

Hem length definately covers the entire knee. Yes, the contrast seems to be 1/3 of the entire skirt length from waist to hem.

j.





-- Edited on 9/5/12 8:40 AM --

Ms. McCall
star
Ms. McCall
Member since 3/2/06
Posts: 235
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message

      



Date: 9/5/12 2:32 PM

Oh I had thought it was a border print, but now I see that it is a separate piece of fabric, it's really beautiful!

------
BrownPaperPattern.blogspot.com

Pinkytoo
starstarstar
Pinkytoo
Nevada USA
Member since 6/23/06
Posts: 2993
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      



In reply to KathySews <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 9/5/12 5:25 PM

I think it also depends on your height. Michelle Obama is quite tall and can carry it off. On me, I think it would have the opposite effect because 1/3 would be so much more of the total neck-to-hem length.

------
Sewing is my therapy!

gramma b
star
gramma b
USA
Member since 7/25/08
Posts: 3438
Send Message

      



Date: 9/5/12 7:20 PM

Today they said it runs about $500 in the stores.

Mobycat

Mobycat  Friend of PR
USA
Member since 8/19/07
Posts: 241
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



In reply to KathySews <<


Date: 9/5/12 8:46 PM

This dress is stunning. I found larger photo that shows more detail on Tracey Reese website. (more of her outfits are on Mrs O)

It looks like the rhubarb scallops are appliquéd to the lower skirt


Tracey Reese dress
-- Edited on 9/5/12 8:49 PM --

------
Charlene

MaryDB
star
MaryDB  Friend of PR
Member since 2/9/08
Posts: 677
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



Date: 9/5/12 9:31 PM

It's a gorgeous dress, and the still pictures don't do it justice. It moved and swirled beautifully up on the stage.

I, too, am probably too short to wear something like that at knee level, but I'll bet it could be made in a tea-length and be flattering, too.

Baja Susana
star
Baja Susana  Friend of PR
Baja California Sur Mexico
Member since 7/13/08
Posts: 856
Skill: Advanced
Body Type:
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 9/6/12 9:51 AM

When you have arms as toned as MS. O's and burnished glowing skin anything looks good! I was taken with the dress, the color the fit, everything. Not to mention the SPEECH!
I am not much over five feet, I am not sure how it would,look. But it could be done tone on tone.

------
Baja Susana
www.susansewsdaily.blogspot.com
Sewing on the beach, what could be better?

beauturbo
beauturbo
California USA
Member since 5/2/09
Posts: 4515
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      



In reply to KathySews <<


Date: 9/7/12 1:47 AM

I think it would be about 1/3 the skirt length but kind of hard to tell as I think the dress does not have a waistline to it. It looks like the dress is princess seamed and gored and then the contrast portion of it, is actually seamed into there with all the little points matching up with the gores, that are rounded on the bottom of them? I'm not sure I would want to sew that, that way, as then you got to get all those little top points in just perfect. In a seam. I think instead, if you made the gored dress, maybe you could just add the bottom portion of it on top of there, instead by more maderia applique, just on top of it, and it might be a lot quicker and a lot eaiser going. Also do you think that bottom skirt portion is on the straight of the grain, it kind of looks like maybe it's even cut on the bias?

petro
starstarstar
petro
France
Member since 6/24/07
Posts: 2863
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      



Date: 9/7/12 3:22 AM

I would cut this with the top part as panels ending in scallop shapes and the bottom section having extra flare in it. I don't think it would need to be on the bias to work. I think you could vary the proportions to suit your particular height and shape, and also play with the colour combinations for the same reasons. Closer colours would have a subtle effect and not cut the length up as much. I have done a few skirts and dresses for one daughter who likes the band across the hem look. She's not very tall (5'4) but it works well. You see a long shape of the basic colour. You could try out wrapping fabric round or an ultra long sweater or tunic to see where the hem detail might look best.
I've just finished another dress and have a bad fuzzy photo on my computer (camera skills took a nosedive as I hurried to send it off). I was going to review it but the picture is really c**p. This one is in black with a contrasting black fabric band and an asymmetric pleated detail at the hemline which gives it a bit of flare there. These looks are reminiscent of some of the twenties flapper dresses.

------
http://patternpandemonium.wordpress.com/

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Sewing Techniques and Tips >> Tracy Reese Dress

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Serging Ahead with your 5 Thread Serger
Serging Ahead with your 5 Thread Serger

Class Details

Online Class
Blueprints to Blue Jeans
Blueprints to Blue Jeans

Class Details

BurdaStyle Magazine 04-2008-116

photo
by: yummymummy...

Review
BurdaStyle Magazine 04-2010-120

photo
by: squirrelly...

Review
Islander Sewing Systems Men's Classic Dress Shirt Pattern

Islander Sewing Systems Men's Classic Dress Shirt Pattern

Pattern Details
Favorite Things Cute Skirts Pattern

Favorite Things Cute Skirts Pattern

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2015 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.