To my "fabric swap" partner, Kimberly: Thanks very much for the fabric.
For those Pericrafter folks who were up all night with me while I sewed this dress during my "LIVE" broadcast...I say thank you!!! These ladies took the time to vote on the design layout of the skirt. Whether to put the chevrons in the front and center or to use the straight lines on the front. Click this link to see the 1minute video of what we did.
You all are wonderful. But for me, I must apologize, because, as soon as I got off that last "sewing" and "voting" scope, I totally, sewed the skirt on inside out. So although, the Chevron was the clear winner, I just ended up with the straight stripes because I refused to take out all the stitching I had placed in the waistline for added security. For those who voted on what color I would wear underneath...well, I guess I just broke my own rule. The bra won out in the end, because I did not like the red slip I made right before taking these pictures. With this being a Polyester Chiffon and the lining adding to the layers, it is just too much for our Houston humidity!! I was sweating while trying to get these pictures taken.
I believe it was the shiny tricot/something I got at Hancock that threw off the look of this dress. I will still search for a more suitable lining later. The black turned out just fine. It actually made the dress look good...yet again, the layers are just too much for this heat. I will save this dress for the cool fall/winter months. Just know however, that it will absolutely get a lot of wear eventually. Just not this summer. (sad face).
|OOps...forgot to hide the bra straps. |
The pattern is Vogue 1245 made into a dress. I cut a size medium and lengthened it in the bodice by 1.5 inches and about 16 inches on each flounce/peplum piece. All seams are french, and the hems are all machine rolled.
Until next time, you can always find me hanging out at Periscope.tv/Sewtofit. What skirt design and underlay would you have chosen?