here's my seventh and final OWOP to make up for that rainy sunday: my favorite version i've made (so far) of pattern runway's gathered sundress.
it's also the most careful thing i've made to date. it took me three weeks to finish this, and it traveled from NY to LA for the final bias trim touches.
a wee bit of serger porn. personally, i love a machine overlocked edge.
but there's handstitching in there for you needle enthusiasts as well.
oh, let me season that bragging with a dash of MEH. here's the HORRIBLE rear view, with the disclaimer that the exposed zipper was indeed carefully inserted. it's pulling now because someone's been eating a lot of barbecue.
did i say barbeque? i took these last night amidst the glorious aroma of ruggy's lemon pepper sauce. that's me sniffitty sniffing. he makes turkey taste like pork. BECAUSE HE'S AMAZING.
hello again, gap nude slip, so nice to hardly see you (no trice, i did not make this undergarment. i don't do undergarments. don't you dare challenge me. STEP AWAY FROM THE KEYBOARD I SAID NO). never have i ever had a slip so perfectly match my skin tone. i decided not to underline the lace, though now i could see doing it in a fuschia silk! that would be fabulous...
maybe next time. there's no way i'm taking this apart. i changed threads on just about every seam, so there would be no chance of navy bobbin thread on chartruese, or vice versa. the chocolate zipper got its own treatment as well. in total, three colors of thread used.
and needles! four types! universal, jersey, topstitching, and microtex.
the pockets, however, they got an underlining treatment. and a little lengthening for my extra large digits. big hands, big... feet.
yes, i'm bending the rules of OWOP, as i didn't wear this today. silk does not go with economy class seating. but pearls go with everything.
in fact, i'm typing this up in jeans and sweater, mid air. crazy, baby. (typing, not publishing. that must wait for the ground. like i said, economy class. maybe if i had worn my pearls i would have been upgraded?) no matter, i'm in my seat, the movie is "the muppets", and i've got the best row on this jampacked flight (three polite ladies we, one is a knitter, one is a sleeper, and i have a power port!) so it's all good.
though a complimentary cocktail wouldn't hurt...
outfit: PR's gathered sundress, as per instructions, pockets lengthened
jewelry: pearls, vintage grandmothers from all sides
i'll let you know when i get there, but let's say champagne. sound just right.