Check out my new dress!!! I think I’ve found my Summer Style readers; I’ve had this pattern for a couple of months and it certainly wasn’t the picture on the envelope that screamed ‘buy me’ you really need to turn over and look at the line work to see the full potential of this dress. Notorious for not using the ‘suggested fabric’ I thought i’d totally do as I’m told and make it in the two-way stretch knit and boy am I glad I did—go figure!
I invested in this designer knit from Spotlight at $16.99 a metre isn’t it gorgeous? My peeve with Spotlight is when I went back the next day to gather a few bits n bobs for this weeks Sew Weekly challenge they’d marked it down to $8. I saw red as red as my fancy wedges I did. Anyway, I have managed to have the dress photographed in mostly walking shots because she moves so fabulously. The construction side of things were fairly straight forward apart from me over thinking things when reading the pattern, one of the diagrams made me all dizzy so I decided to pin seams from the ground up and that’s when things fell into place. A light-bulb moment you could say.
Here’s the dress lounging on the local park bench, comfortable and flattering, it’s always best I smile in photo’s because my serious, thinking face which I call my ‘default face’ comes across all like WTF, fighting gravity with a smile is the cheaper and most natural way to stay youthful wouldn’t you agree?
Would you agree that my neck piece I made for the yellow challenge complements the dress famously?
So, I’m now on the hunt for other fancy knits for this dress pattern and I’ll try not to judge a pattern by it’s cover in the future which is really hard when you see stuff like this going down. I guess it comes down to personal style and how you choose to wear it in the end. Not letting the dress wear you.
In breaking news I’m suffering from a mild case of Sewjo, I think this dress and tomorrow’s post took it out of me. Hopefully it turns up in time otherwise I’ll need to make an appointment with Dr Sewjo to find out what’s going on. Do you have a cure?