Well hullo folks! Apologies for the brief radio silence; Father’s day was a dreary, rainy, stormy day and I couldn’t muster a pretty pattern Sunday and a migraine laid me low Monday and Tuesday. Harumph. But I’m feeling better now, and was finally able to take pictures of my latest completed project!
I’m really proud of all the effort that went into this dress. I first measured myself, to see if there have been any changes since the last time I sewed (wishful thinking?) and then successfully fitted the tissue pattern and made the necessary adjustments. I was doubly careful because this fabric was sort of odd. It looked like a standard border print but it was actually panels and so I had to make a plan before I cut it out.
The original pattern had a circular skirt and for this fabric I just knew that wasn’t going to work. Additionally, only the bodice was supposed to be lined, but the white part of this fabric is surprisingly see through despite being a jacquard. I opted to change the skirt to this pencil shape and to line it as well. I followed Sunni’s directions for lining a vented skirt.
I decided to just add the bow to the back of the dress as it was a little much with a bow on both the front and the back. I like to think of this dress as pretty much business in the front and party in the back what with the dipped backline and the pretty bow. I placed the bow such that it would cover the little bit of the zipper that does peek out, despite my best efforts at hand-sewing the zipper in place.
I also added a little lace at the hem for a change. I very rarely do this.
So that is my newest creation!! I’m over the moon about it. Here’s a question for you all; can this be worn to work or is it a little too fancy? I work in a standard office environment . . .I think I could pull it off but I’d love any input!
Until next time,