...I mentioned forcing sewing motivation in my last post. Yes, I forced it. I know you are supposed to just go with the motivation flow, but this time I refused to enter into a dreaded sewing slump. I purchased the fabric for this dress on a Hancock's "zipper run". A Zipper Run, in case you don't know, is when you run into the store to pick up ONLY a couple of zippers, BUT exit the store with a couple of zippers and a few yards of fabric. Sound familiar? The run could just as well be for other small, low cost notions, i.e. thread, buttons, one pattern etc.; but the end results are always the same - you buy more than intended.
My eye always wonders over to the side of the store that has the so called bargain fashion fabrics. You never know a treasure just might be lurking over there. That day while looking for a low cost/cheap muslin knit I eyed a winter white embossed fabric and thought "that would make a cute retro dress". If you remember, I'm still slightly involved in my "All out Dress Palooza".
There have been times when forced sewing motivation has produced less than desirable projects - an all out mess to tell you the truth. But this time the end results were just the opposite. I used this pattern for the second time this season.
I made the long sleeved version changing the belled sleeved to a regular sleeve, and making my usual pattern alteration to remove excess sleeve ease. Because the winter white fabric was slightly transparent I also lined the the dress (minus the sleeves) with a nude knit tricot because they didn't have anything suitable in off white. I hemmed the dress so it would be slightly longer in the back to accommodate lifting caused by my high derriere. The dress fits perfectly, and is well suited to add to my Fall Retro Dress Collection.
I think I'll pair it with brown accessories and boots when it goes back to school with me in January (sounds so far away doesn't it?).
I've got a couple of easy peasy accessory projects coming up next. Hope all of you are having a wonderful after Christmas day! Is anyone out there sewing besides me????
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