Friday, December 7, 2012

Black and White Sureau

Do you recognize this fabric?
This black and white polyester satin was shot in most of the sew-along construction posts!

It was a fabric quite hard to work with and the fabric snob in me cringes at the thought of polyester, but it was inexpensive (without looking so), it's durable, easily washable and I really liked the graphic print (which reminds me of this dress).

It's not a dress as special as the one I showed you in last post, but I'm really happy with it. This is what I meant when I said that the Sureau pattern is the perfect every-day dress for me: girly, comfy, easy to wear and to style.

This version is as basic as it gets, that's why I didn't take any detail photos. I used my modified bust pattern with the bust dart, and as you can see, it creates a less dramatic gathering at the center front.

Nothing much to add: no embellishments, no buttons, what you see is what you get!

I wish you all a great weekend!
I'll definitely enjoy some family time in my beautiful hometown.


  1. It's such a lovely dress! The print is indeed very nice.

  2. Lovely as always. I really like the simplicity of the Sureau pattern and the way it's so versatile. I love mine!

  3. This version is so sweet, too! I love this on you!

  4. Beautiful dress ! I think I prefer this version too (with the bust dart) :). I also love how you style it with a neutral cardigan to tame the bold print, the association is beautiful !

  5. I love this! The photos are SO beautiful! You're such a beautiful girl!
    I find it funny you cringe from poly fabrics, since I rarely sew with cottons, unless I want to spend a lot of money on fabrics I have to use poly.. But I'm a fabric snob to.. I just can't afford to be one! :)

  6. 8, 2012 at 10:38 PM

    I don't know which of your Sureau's is my favourite any more, but this is another winner Anna! Also, your home town looks so beautiful!

  7. Both of your Sureau's are really love. I agree about the fashionable but comfortable style of this dress. I wish I had several in my closet to wear with tights and boots.

  8. 9, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    This looks gorgeous on you!! You point out the best patterns I would never have found if I didnt see your blog so thank you!! Love your version of this dress so pretty.

  9. I'm sorry, I'm temporarily stunned into silence by that view of your hometown. Beautiful!
    Okay... the dress is beautiful too! I love the print! And I like your alteration of adding a bust dart too, clever!

  10. i think this one is my favorite sureau dress that you made.. and i love how you styled it.. and i love how your hometown look like (hope i gonna see my hometown and my family soon, excavations are taking too long, and starting to drive me nuts).. one more thing - huge thank you for naming me one of your favorite sewing bloggers, i felt so flattered and special when i read that in your interview :)

  11. This looks fantastic- I love the print!

  12. Gorgeous job on this Anna, the perfect print and cut, love that last pick of your hometown, just beautiful.

  13. molto carino!!!!!

    passa a trovarmi sul blog...sei la benvenuta...


  14. Any gathering or detail would be lost in that lovely fabric anyhows! Beautiful pictures as always. You probably get loads of awards but I have just nominated you for a couple more over at: Please don't feel obliged to respond. I'm sure you are very busy. But I just wanted to acknowledge how inspiring your blog is. I love it!

  15. Grazie Noemi!
    Lurko molto spesso sul tuo blog, ma non lascio mai commenti! Cattiva me!

  16. Thank you, dear, and your welcome! You really are one of my favorites :D

  17. Oh, thanks! I hope it inspired you to try this pattern, it's great!

  18. I made 4 four versions but I feel it's still not enough!

  19. Thank you, Kessem!
    I totally agree with you. I WOULD avoid poly and other synthetics, but I really can't afford to! :)

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