April 10, 2013
First Wool Dress
I felt much butter wearing this than I feel looking at these pictures. But enough about that. Not sure if you can tell, but I did actually fix my hair and put make up on and JB took these pictures before I went to work because I didn't have to be there until 10.
Enough about that. You wanna hear about the dress, right? Well this was a piece of red wool that I bought at the Pendelton booth during Expo 2011. It was very lightweight and there was only 2 yards. I paid $20 for the length of wool.
The pattern is Simplicity 2648 - the same pattern I used for the interview Suit Dress.
I worked with a friend to get the fit down. So this time, I just cut and sewed and held my breath a bit because - well it's wool and I have slobbery dogs.
I can see some drag lines in the photos that I don't notice in real life, so I'm not sure what's up there. I need to find some more wool in spring colors and make up a few more dresses with different necklines and short sleeves.
I fully lined the dress and included the walking pleat, although I don't need it to walk in this dress.
I pressed while sewing and before wearing so I'm not sure what the puckers at the neckline are all about.
That's about all I have to say about this dress. If I look at these pictures too much more I will never wear it again.
Happy Mid - Week everyone.