This summer I’ve sewn more than I’ve blogged- I’ve actually sewn lots of staple things to wear to work, but mostly things that bore me, so blogging them is not very appealing to me.
You know the type- basics that you just can’t make exciting, but need to own. Perhaps you’ve noticed I keep trying to find other things to blog besides a thrilling 520 words on my new beige capri pants!
I do have a textile victim to display today- Tho I’m not as happy as I could be! You’ll see.
Cute, pleaty, breezy- so comfortable. Throw on a belt- becasue that slight nip in featured on the tech drawing- I never found that! It’s a maxi maxi thing! Perfect for the blazing summer in the south.
I slaved over this. Truly.
I was squeezing out the fabric to get the length and breadth it required.
I hand adjusted and planned the pleats on Ms Holloway to account for my slopiness.
I changed thread 3 times trying to get the least visible top stitching effect. You know I like to color in my white thread if it is too prominent- my brown fabric marker was not this kind of brown, dang it?!
I redid the bias tape on the armscyes more than once.
Was this dress worth it? I’m still not sure. It wrinkles on sight- I swear I ironed it- I may not have couture skills, but I can apply heat to fabric! Ok, enough complaining- here goes:
Here I am in the unforgiving sun of Mr B’s hops gallows area. I’m hoping the chevrons are busy enough to forgive some lack of fabric mismatched areas!
It’s giving me a lovely pigeonbreast effect as I peek from behind the hops…. this sun is very bright- it’s made me look even more dainty than usual- even a bit washed out- like this right sleeve- what- WTF?????!
Seriously?! I honestly got done, gave it a bit of the iron, found my Betsey Johnson carrot necklace, hit the yard and NOW I see the right sleeve is inside out. ARRGH?!
I can’t believe my assistant let this happen. The neighbors may have seen me stomping around the yard shaking my chubby fist at fate and wailing- maybe they never noticed…
Ok, I’m going back inside now to decide if I can bring myself to remove the sleeve binding ONE MORE TIME and fix this epic tragedy. Have a lovely sunday all. It’s my Fathers Birthday- so eat some cake, m’kay?
photo credits: pattern review, little me. All images remain the property of the original owner.