December 20, 2012
It's a Wrap!
There really is nothing more to say about this dress.
I can buy fabric, pretreat, cut, sew and wear in close to the same day. With the exception of my tendency to thrust my stomach forward, the dress is flattering.
As I was cutting this version - I decided I wanted long sleeves and thought I had enough fabric to make LONG sleeves, but I didn't. So I cut them as long as I could and make a pleat at the bottom of the sleeve to mimic the pleats going on elsewhere in the dress - at the shoulders, and the waist.
Even though this is a very thin knit (bought at Hobby Lobby) I was plenty warm all day and never put on the cardigan I brought with me just in case.
I also finally remembered to shorten the ties and while I could wrap them around to the front and tie them, I just tied them in the back in a bow. Maybe a bit too twee - but I got a ton of compliments on the dress and hubby thought it came from Nordstroms - even though he got the straight from the sewing room preview when I finished it last Thursday - Men!
Anyway - as the title says - I think it's time to put this pattern aside for awhile. This is the 4th make from this pattern and while they all look different, I think I'm ready to try another pattern for a minute.