Ready To Wear
I picked the navy dress up from the Goodwill several months ago and for $4.00. It's label is so worn that I couldn't tell you who it was manufactured by, but it's the simplest most versatile thing to wear. It's design is very straight forward: it has a total of three pattern pieces and two major seams. It closes with a plain zipper and has thin shoulder pads. I'm keeping everything the same except the shoulder pads and I'm adding pockets...I think I'm adding pockets. I'll probably add pockets. Pictured is the muslin and I'm sewing it up in a delicious chartreuse stretch sateen. Click the photo to see my progress.
Sewing up view A from this as a potential for a wardrobe workhorse. I plan to cut them in a beautiful cobalt blue fabric and if it works out well then I have plans for a white pair and a grey pair. This is my first time using this pattern. I cut a size 12.
A dress I'm dreaming up for a friend's wedding next month in New Zealand. It will be Autumn there and I figured a plum color would be perfect. Plus, I have the perfect shoes for it already. Although, I don't really have a plum color in my markers and I was too lazy to mix one this is the gist of what I'm going for.
dressmaker bow trim at neckline
¾ length sleeves
invisible zipper at center back
contrasting fabric belt (navy/dark blue/dark teal)
attached contrast underskirt (navy/dark blue/dark teal)
This dress is a fabric stash killer and a part of a challenge to myself to work through the fabric I already have on hand. It's also designed with some specific footwear in mind. Green wedge heel pumps with a snazzy silver buckle at the toe.
armhole princess seams
covered buttons down front bodice and across shoulders
separate petticoat in dark green or navy