I had originally decided against this one because of the high neckline and almost cap sleeves. high necklines just make me look big up top and I don't need the help. And cap sleeves don't do my arms any favors. But I was seduced by the open back. With the twist at the top, I can lower the front neckline all I want without worrying about the shoulders of my dress slipping off.
This one caught my eye but didn't impress me ..at first (my first impressions kind of suck, don't they?) UNTIL I saw Gertie conceiving of a dress for a black-tie function. It wasn't until then that I saw the real potential for the adorable detail in this dress. And who isn't flattered by a pencil skirt and natural waist? Well I don't want to know who, because I am.
I'll admit, this is one of those patterns I look at again and again because I like the styling of the photographs and the fabric choices for the modeled garments. NOT the most important factors to consider when choosing a sewing pattern, but at $4 I let myself make the impulse buy. Plus I'm loving blousy tops right now.
This is where I get my revenge for being too old to go to prom anymore. Because I'm going to make this.. for [Goth] Prom! Yes, there's a Goth Prom. Yes, I will be there.
Does anyone else remember when this one came out? It's the first time I remember being really impressed with the merchandising of Vogue's pattern books. All of a sudden there were these fabulous formal gowns in BRIGHT colors, like parrot dresses! And now it's mine.
The Galaxy dress.
So many sewers have done this that I think it needs no introduction except to say that I've talked myself out of buying this pattern many times. On the one hand, I should hate that it's a knock off of a designer dress. On the other, it's a simple pattern I could (and should) draft myself. But did I mention how long it's been since I've sewn anything? I think it's safe to say that a finished project will be a lot more likely if I purchase the pattern. Baby steps!
Let's just say this one's been a long time coming
Two simple designs made more interesting by a small detail. I'd like to claim that I don't wear jeans and some variation of a knit top or tee every single day, but that would be a dirty, dirty lie.
I can't have too many tops for summer, when working on computers it's easy to slide into frumpy from "comfortable," so I grabbed a couple patterns to use on the growing pile of knit jersey in a space bag in my sewing room.