Tuesday, January 5, 2010

KNIPMODE DRESS AND THE BRIT

We're back!   I am smitten.  So far Jakob is a really easy baby who sleeps and eats.  Josh and I cooked  Shabbat dinner together on Friday.  We made a childhood favorite of his, what the kids called yellow chicken because of the turmeric.  Its from Copeland and Marks The Varied Kitchens of India and this is from the chapter on the Jews of India.  It's sweet and sour and has shredded carrots cooked in the sauce.
The brit was on Sunday.  I counted wrong, and traditionally the brit would have been on Saturday, but without a moyel in the community, this one drove in from Baltimore, it's hard to have one on shabbat.  Jake was a real trooper,as soon as the Rabbi put his diaper back on after his circumcision he was asleep.  Here are some pictures from the brit and at dinner afterward.  My MIL will be 90 this summer and my bil and sil drove her up. Unfortunately it was just too much for my Dad to come up from Florida.  There is no easy way to get to Roanoke and he just can't fly by himself anymore.

Josh and Seth       Josh is wearing his bar mitzvah tallit(prayer shawl) and it was full sized on him back then.  He's grown a bit.                                     






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NOW FOR MY DRESS
I bought this issue of Knipmode just for this dress; a selection of 3 outfits that Oprah was photographed in are showcased.  There are no designers credited, so I think that they just drafted it from the photos.  Sigrid and I are both of the opinion that the  garments  Knip drafts from designer patterns and doesn't publish a picture of their version leave a bit to be desired.  They don't seem to fix all the kinks.  I had to make a few changes in the draft on this, but on the whole I am pleased with the dress.  I shortened it, and then didn't shorten the front ties.  Woops. But, I like it anyway.  It is a Spanx dress however. 



This is a plus sized dress and I am at the high end of regular, so I can usually grade plus sizes to fit me.  I grade the shoulders down and the hips are fine.  Pear shaped here.    But, honestly the waist shaping was really curvy and if I hadn't  straightened the waist curve it would have been really skin tight and I don't like to showcase my mid section. It has pockets in the lower seams which I really like.
Here's a link to my Pattern Review review.
I have a BWOF top to review that I made before this dress.  I need some photos of that one before that can happen though.
Next up, wool pants, it's cold on Long Island!  We got off easy the last couple of winters and I was a bit spoiled by the warmer winters.  Obviously, not this year.

20 comments:

  1. That dress is gorgeous! And I love your bold shoe choice too. Congratulations on the outfit and on Jakob's as-painless-as-possible bris.

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  2. I just love the family pictures. Too bad Alex couldn't be there! And that dress is great, Nancy.

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  3. What a wonderful family celebration, and you as fabulous as always; you have a great sense of style, Nancy.

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  4. Thanks for all of the pictures. It was wonderful seeing all of you together for such a joyous occasion.

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  5. Great family pictures! That is one gorgeous baby boy. Love the dress too. You look very chic.

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  6. Such a wonderful picture.

    You look fantastic in your dress :)

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  7. You look fabulous in that dress! Congratulations to your family.

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  8. Beautiful baby, beautiful dress. Congratulations, Nana

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  9. What a wonderful glimpse into a very special occasion. Thanks for sharing.
    And, love the dress. You look great too, esp with the red shoes!

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  10. Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures and family tradition. Congratulations to all.

    The dress is super, love it with the shoes.

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  11. Mazel Tov! I love that the moyel came from Baltimore. Why have I thought it was 'brisk' for YEARS now? Sheesh. I should pay more attention.

    I love this dress! It's so fun and you look terrific!

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  12. Great dress! And you all look so happy.

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  13. When I read the title of this post I thought it was going to be about an english person! It's amazing what you learn on the internet.
    Your dress looks amazing on you, so stylish.

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  14. Congratulations on the gorgeous new grandchild! You look very chic in that dress - love the shoes!

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  15. I love that dress. Is that the buckle thingy that we picked out in the city the day we saw the Kandinsky retrospective?

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  16. What a beautiful baby. You must be so excited. I cannot wait to be a grandmother.

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  17. Congratulations Nana K!
    And HAppy New Year.

    Your July2 sib.

    Anna Rich

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  18. Wow, congratulations, Nancy! Love the dress, tres chic bracketed by matching red lips & shoes!

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  19. The black Tallit is used for mourning while the blue one looks like the Israeli flag. Other colors can represent various aspects or things.

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