Remember summer? After being preoccupied with sweat stains for the last five months, the weather has finally turned too cold to wear this dress. Oh, Sweat Stains, how I miss you! Nevertheless, being that this was one of my first forays into patternmaking, I thought it might be a good place to start this blog. I made the pattern using the principles outlined in Cal Patch’s excellent book, Design-It-Yourself Clothes: Patternmaking Simplified. Her directions are so easy to follow, that after having some success with her suggested first project- an A-line skirt, I felt confident enough to design this number for a July wedding. Being that the heat was at its most oppressive peak and my dressiest shoes are burgundy pumps, I had the following criteria for its design:
1) Something that doesn’t show sweat
2) Something with a halter top
3) Not too form fitting, but not a mumu
4) Something light blue or pinky beige.
I put in the last stitches just a couple hours before it was time to leave. Realizing I was out of hem tape, I found a piece of ribbon to use instead. After sewing it on, I realized I liked it and decided to keep it exposed instead of turning it under. What a time saver!
Stephan took pictures at the bus stop. We were almost late! Here’s another view: