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Joann Sew Classic "Lime" Bottomweight Stretch Sateen. 97/3% cotton/poly. 

Joann Sew Classic "Lime" Bottomweight Stretch Sateen. 97/3% cotton/poly. 

I'm efficient (lazy) and only drafted one pattern piece for both the front and back.

I first mentioned this dress here. I drafted the pattern using a direct tracing method and cut out and sewed up a muslin. The fit, not surprisingly, is the same. My original plan was to make it in a reasonable versatile white or red fabric, but then I saw this incredible bright chartreuse sateen fabric and I had to. I just HAD to. What's more it was the end of the bolt so I got 75% off since Joann's rolls that way. It's not for sale online but as of this post they have a few boring colors to choose from. Just search for bottomweight cotton sateen and a selection should pop up. It runs for $9.99/yd USD.

I usually don't finish the hems on muslins unless I absolutely must. This case was not one of those. 

Today I'm laundering the fabric and that's about it. I probably won't sew a stitch on this project until next Sunday. It's no rush for me, but if I get a hankering to do it sooner I just might. I have to finish the pattern though. I usually hold off making facings and what not until I'm sure of the fit and even now I think I may alter the neckline to be a bit less puritanical. Though how conservative can it be in this quasi-highlighter shade of loveliness? The jury is still out and so are the facings until I make up my mind.  In the meant time I'll be working on sewing up Burda 7123 which are being done up in muslin today. Exciting!

Truly,

Claire