When you say ‘ikat’ I really have no idea what that means. I hate to break my streak of providing readers with nothing redeeming, but I went ahead and looked up what ikat means. Hmm. Ok, that was kind of boring. We’ll skip it. Phew! My streak survives!
Ikat always makes me think of EKG strips when I look at it. Healthy EKG readings, very nice. I’m going to try to distract you from looking at the 400 mosquito bites I got in this park by focusing on Bruderlein my date.
This is view B. I love these patterns with all the sizing adjustments and whatnot that make it so easy to fit. I made very view changes- I did not make the skirt back in 4 panels, I really didn’t see why I should cut up the lovely EKG print that much. Also, this is a pretty fraying fabric- the less seams the better! I went thru 5 bobbins on this dress and alot of it was my ‘pink it, then zigzag over it twice fiesta edge finish’ that I used on those skirt panels. On the bodice back I edged it with bias tape- mostly to really keep that open back from drooping and showing off my lovely foundation garments.
After all of my fitting tries, I realized that a zipper was kind of unnecessary. It’s goes over my head with no trouble, so why toil in zipper land if I don’t have to? I know it could be a bit more fitted, but I’m good with this- it doesn’t need to be tight for work. The waist seems a bit higher on me than on the cover model, but thats no shock!
Speaking of unnecessary: these pockets. The placement is again in the marsupial zone, but that’s not my issue. They really don’t have much ‘bag’ to them. So for any practical storage they are pointless. Mother didn’t raise me to stand about with my hands in my pockets like a street urchin- so if I can’t even safely keep a twinkie in them, what is the point? Don’t act like you haven’t stored Hostess products in your dress pockets! It’s very common!
photo credits: pattern review, meadhawg, google images. All images remain the property of their original owners.