My outdated camera refused to allow Ruggy to focus on the live girl. It wanted the hottie in the poster. Literally kept zeroing in on her face. Though I'm sure she's charming, I had to give her the hand.
Despite the impressive size of my mouth, I’m a bit at a loss for words…could be that this marks the end of summer sewing, could be the casual vibe...
Could be that at one point I wanted to set fire to this dress, since I decided to use rayon binding on all TWO HUNDRED AND TWELVE SEAMS (I might be off by about two hundred). Although this project was involved, it went together simply... just a bit... mind numbingly.
In an effort to get some everyday wear into my extremely gussied-up closet, I snagged this warm reversible cotton eyelet at Mood Fabrics online, for my MSN September project. I found the lavender snaps at Vardhman Trims on 39th, which really pair nicely with the print IRL, camera be damned-- the owner and I both let out an audible sigh when I held up the swatch. I love that lady.
As you can see, she's a holy girl, the reason for the rayon. Serged seams would get ugly, and french or flat felled seams would've been too bulky with the embroidered aspect. Couldn't bear to line it, as the eyelet provides the opportunity for all manner of technicolor slips peeking through...
Unfortunately my technicolor slips stop at a demure pecan tone. Must fix that. Wouldn't Sky Blue be amazing under this? Safety Cone Orange! Or that old chestnut, Radiant Orchid?!
Next time I’d throw some pleats in the back skirt too. The pattern (vintage Simplicity 2222) only provides for the front. Helps with the casual vibe, I suppose? And as Amy pointed out, it's a flattering effect, which makes sense-- this pattern is one of the "Slenderette" line. C'est vrai! BUT I WANTS MORE VOLUME. Willows are for Buffy.
I'd also love it if Ruggy would occasionally hop up off the ground.
Ah, that's better. Thanks Ruggy!
(Really, I'm sure she's charming.)