i've been desperate for color, but all of my dreamcoat items are completely unseasonal. so when the temperature climbed to a balmy 47 degrees yesterday, i raced outside like a ray bradbury story in my rayon linen tunic dress.
photographeur extraordinaire ruggy is currently on sabbatical, as he's about to be overworked and underpaid BIG TIME for project sewn shots, so i hope you can forgive the slightly out of focus workings of me racing against the timer. also i didn't iron. did i mention all-summer-in-a-day?
look! THE PORTALS TO MY BOOBIES! apparently they reside in a technicolor land of fun and adventure!
you even get a roadmap to my extremely big mouth, which is uncharacteristically 70% shut here.
the land of my gams is treacherous. cross them and they will cut you. warning, sew speak ahead: i "fringed" the bottom of the dress by applying a wide strip of soft weft interfacing to the reverse, then i cut away the design around the orange spikey bits. it's holding up nicely.
and it makes me feel like vintage cher, so that's always a bonus.
pattern: burdastyle's contrast tunic dress
fabric: rayon linen from It's A Material World, $5/yd
notions: thread, y'all. THREAD.
i actually banged this one out months ago, in a much needed break from my battle with the turquoise snoozer (which is ongoing and neverending. it's the AI of UFOs). if you want a quick fun make, jump on it like cher doing the pony: two darts in the back, simple sleeve seams, instant gratification.