(I like purple. It's just not uniformly purple)
Meanwhile back at the Sewing Challenge, someone suggested taking a picture of a ready to wear garment, then making your own version of it.
PSHTT. Dude. I don't shop. I would rather compete in a spelling bee than shop for clothing. I will volunteer for a 3rd grade field trip with children I do not know, long before I will go to the mall.
**Insert background music with angels singing **
It is a great design with a lined front and unlined back. ...which would be lovely if I were 18, weighed 100 # and had perky boobs.
But I LOVE this dress!
(Betty Jeanne is a force to be reckoned with. My fear is not misplaced.)
I trimmed to 1/2" of all the linings, then serged the edges and top stitched.
Remember those 9 bins of sewing stuff?
It included a 100% cotton fitted knit sheet that I bought at a thrift store thinking that it might be handy as "muslin".
Lime Green. My neutral.
I made a wicked dangerous, not appropriate decision regarding the bindings. I did a cross width strip, 1.75" wide. My goal was 3/8" finish binding.
I basted it at 1/8", connected it at the same width. Serged it at 3/8"
For both the neckline and arm holes I ignored popular recommendations and made the binding 20% smaller than the actual distance (as compared to the 0-15% recommendations).
After 2 posts whining about necklines, I seem to have the answer. My girls look happy. (Well, at least covered and secured.)
I also have a 50's flared skirt black lace dress that may work with the same lime tank dress if I am clever.
How fun will this be with both lime and hot pink under slips? (And maybe teal, plum, black, ect.)
I have yet to decide on a stright hem vs scalloped lace edge. But at least I am minutes from
a wearable dress.