I'm calling this one my Loretta Lynn dress because just when I was about give up, I put my chin high and slapped some fringing on it! I'm more than happy this dress is finished, it was taunting me from my mannequin for a few days. I rarely take more than a day to sew something to completion so as you can imagine I was incredibly frustrated.
I really like it now, but there was a foggy point where I was sewing some improvised gores into the skirt in 40 degree heat and the prognosis was not good. But the fabric was so silky and buttery to cut and sew that I think it worked its magic on me. The bodice pattern worked pretty well (I think I'm into this whole sleeves thing), but I didn't expect it to be so extravagant in the end. I think as I get older I want to wear more fringing, sequins and tap shoes.
I finished the hem with some thin red bias binding and a forest green zipper on the side. It's actually quite delicious to wear, there's something very light and soft about it already, I can only imagine what it will be like after a few washes.
Thanks to everyone who left messages of encouragement on my last post, I am feeling good about starting the semester now. I will try to keep this blog updated as much as I can, and will still be posting monthly tutorials and of course the 52 project on Sundays. Oh and that rain I was wishing for? It's here in abundance and I am lapping it up!