This is my latest. It’s a Project Runway pattern. It looks easy and probably is but I hadn’t sewn a stitch for three weeks. Things started badly by me smugly not reading the instructions and totally messing up the first toile. It was a sickening shade of orange which probably didn’t help how I felt about things!
See the tricky red topstitching? Mmmm red.
I think I have had that 80’s Ball and Chain zip in the stash for over 20 years!
I got my repro 40’s Fruit Bracelet and my 60’s Fruit earrings (from Mint Condition) out for the photos.
The idea for this dress came from Mena of the Sew Weekly’s “Make this Look” section. She named it the “Indigo Denim Prom Dress”. The original look was from British Chain Dorothy Perkins. I loved that dress – but I don’t wear things that short. Also don’t like pockets in dresses. And you can bet I never follow instructions on zip insertions – way too difficult. There are easier ways!
<div style=’padding-bottom: 2px; line-height: 0px’><a href=’http://pinterest.com/pin/51158145736930313/’ target=’_blank’><img src=’http://media-cdn.pinterest.com/upload/51158145736930313_yhbim24F_c.jpg’ border=’0′ width=’524′ height =’473’/></a></div><div style=’float: left; padding-top: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px;’><p style=’font-size: 10px; color: #76838b;’>Source: <a style=’text-decoration: underline; font-size: 10px; color: #76838b;’ href=’http://www.sewweekly.com/2011/07/mtl-indigo-denim-prom-dress/’>sewweekly.com</a> via <a style=’text-decoration: underline; font-size: 10px; color: #76838b;’ href=’http://pinterest.com/trish_blair/’ target=’_blank’>Trish</a> on <a style=’text-decoration: underline; color: #76838b;’ href=’http://pinterest.com’ target=’_blank’>Pinterest</a></p></div>
Can you tell? – I am pretty pleased with it – I think it is one of the best things I have made in a year. Maybe I need to keep making toiles – instead of just winging it. My patience will be tested again.