last night, after a delicious meal out complete with monster sized glass of prosecco, flight of three roses, bottle of cotes du rhone and a chocolate martini, i quickly typed up a title for this post before going to bed.
i think you can see we did not need the chocolate martini.
this is my idea of a perfect summer dress: maxi length, jersey, loose, colorful and comfortable. the only thing missing: pockets. but i couldn't see them hanging well with this drapey material. also, i am surprisingly reluctant to try new-to-me techniques, such as in-seam pockets. one might say stubborn. once i finally try the damn things, i'll probably hack open everything in my closet in a mad rush to have in-seam pockets galore.
same idea as my meeting mena dress, only this time i used jersey all around and lace as trim...
but i'm so not digging this stitch job. check the line. i wasn't drinking, officer. for reals. just working on a janome 5812 which, lemme tell ya, kinda BLOWS so far.
the woman at hancock's corrected me and called it "ja-noh-mie". you can call it crapola, far as i'm concerned.
but hey! listen, do you think i should change the trim to this beauty? grabbed it at joann's. it's not beaded, it's rayon-- isn't it cool? i'm ripping stitches either way, so opine away if you got one. maybe the lace should go too? while i'm at it i guess i could try pockets...
by the way, the title was supposed to be "sew weekly sunday: perfect summer vacay." which it is, and which is why i've been MIA (mired in alcohol.)
fabric: stretch jersey ($5 yd), knit jersey ($5 yd)
pattern: burdastyle's modified azalea pattern
notions: braided trim ($1 yd), vintage lace (ruggian mom's stash!)
time to complete: 4 hours
first worn: yesterday morning
wear again: yes, probably to a wine tasting this friday. glutton for punishment, or just glutton?
total cost: $13
EDIT 05.21.2012: i did change the trim to the "beaded"stuff, and removed the lace.