April 24, 2012
It is a completely reversible denim and while the other side is pretty it was the white side that I was completely drawn to. I rarely purchase fabric and sew it up so fast. I washed and dried it on hot prior to any cutting.
The pattern is a Simplicity 'vintage' that I made up last summer and now appears to be out of print. The first version has some gaping at the neckline. I think I was able to remove it from this version with a shoulder adjustment, but honestly, with the slit in the front I'm not positive.
I had this dress mostly made up when I attended my local ASG meeting on installing invisible zippers. I learned some really interesting tips - like using wonder tape and removing it! No bubble at the end of the zipper. And honestly - for some reason when I bought the special invisible zipper foot, I thought I no longer needed to press the zipper coils open. Ummm - no. This was the best invisible zipper I had installed in a really long time. I moved the zipper to the side seam because it's just easier to dress yourself with a side zipper than a center back one.
The dress was comfortable to wear. I paired it with a red cardigan and some pinkish red wedges - and a dog! Because what outfit is complete without a dog?
I love this dress! I finally have the 'white lace' dress I was lusting after last summer (?) and it's in denim - so it's completely throw it in the washer and dryer when the dogs slobber on me.
I'm so happy to be sewing again!