I've been thinking about this since she posted that comment. And the truth is - a sheath dress seems grown up to me. More office appropriate. I think it gives the impression that you know what you are doing. I'm not sure that a grown woman wearing a pink ditsy print floral full skirted dress can really be taken seriously. Am I wrong?
I have, however, given up on the New Look dress for the moment. I needed to make something I could wear out of the house. So, today I'm sharing the second dress I made last weekend - yes, I made 2 dresses in just over 2 days. The second dress started with pattern #4 from Ottobre Woman May 2013. I'm sure Angie could figure out how to get the line drawing in here - but I can not.
Next - I grabbed some solid (yes Carolyn - solid) ponte knit I bought this summer. In a nice, boring grey. If the dress didn't work out I still wanted to have my red ponte available. And I traced the pattern about going blind. I did my normal blending of sizes. Serged the shoulder raglan seams and then basted everything else. The Musical One is getting lessons in fitting - whether she wants to learn or not. It's the price you pay for still eating dinner at Mom's most Sunday's when you're almost 30! So, she pinned the side seams in and pinned darts in the back.
I decided that the boring grey dress was the perfect back drop for my beach glass modern quilt wrap. And this is what I wore to work today.
One I got over feeling exposed because of how close fitting this dress is - I was very comfortable all day. I have a piece of blue and white striped patterned ponte from Girl Charlie that may be my next make.
|It's a knit sheath dress! As one of my co-workers pointed out - it skims my curves.|
|I received loads of unsoliciations on the scarf.|
The dress provided the perfect backdrop for it.
|feeling a bit sassy!|
|I d love this wrap! It's so much fun and incredibly warm.|
But - because it's patterned, it doesn't get worn often.