random Etsy employee in hunter green. So trite, so new, so my thing. She was sitting down, it was not fashion centric shot, but I was smitten. In fact, when I first saw it I hadn't sewn seriously for myself in years. I like to think my quest to own that dress (without actually shopping for it) is what got me sewing for myself again.
Kitschy Coo Lady Skater bodice. There were a lot of changes along the way. I chopped a good deal off of the length, and straightened out the curved waist. I lengthened the sleeves to be long without the addition of cuffs, and made the neckline higher and wider (and more what this flat chested lady likes to wear). Learning from my past
The deep charcoal gray heather fabric is a cotton jersey from Mood, it seems far to resilient to be 100% cotton, though I bought it so long ago I can't remember. It's perfect for this dress. My last Lady Skater shrunk like a son of a gun (making it fit better, bonus!), so I'm going to try to keep this one out of the dryer.
I am going to wear the crap out of this dress. It's comfy, it's practical, it can be layered with a thousand different things, and I don't think I own a pair of shoes that wouldn't look good with it. I'm going to get out my fattest sharpie, and cross this thing off of my must-sew list.
There, now I can move on.
totally know what you mean about certain projects "blocking" you from mentally being able to move on to new things. this dress is amazing though - suits you so well, very elegant but looks so comfy! i'm sure you'll wear it to bits.ReplyDelete
Thanks Kristin. Unfinished stuff lying around makes me crazy!Delete
Seriously one of my favourite things about sewing is being able to make EXACTLY what's in my minds eye and it turning out just how I wanted. And then being able to wear the crap out of it..... So pleased you've made your motivation dress!ReplyDelete
Thanks Fabric Tragic. It may be a little crazy that such a simple dress took so long to finally make!Delete
Oh it's lovely. the colour is divine, the shape and fit is wonderful, and the addition of pockets... perfection!ReplyDelete
Thank you Lightning! I want to make 10 more, but have to come to terms with the fact that there just aren't enough hours in the day.Delete