May 9, 2019

Bring on the Sirens

Did you see part 1 of the Siren Sundress post?  Where I worked and worked on fitting the bodice?  Well that's because we were taking a cruise that year and I needed a new dress for the fancy dinner nights. 

I bought a beautiful silver metallic linen from Stone Mountain & Daughter to make the dress.  The fabric washed up beautifully and sewed like a dream, but it's a bit itchy to wear - I think it's the metallic thread running through the fabric. 

While I like this dress and it's still in my closet and I've even worn it since to other fancy events, I will say it's not my favorite and I don't think it's the most flattering thing I own.  There.  I think the problem is while the fit on the bust is good, it's really hard to tie the neck straps and have everything lay nicely.  Also - the center front seam creates an unattractive bulge in the front of the skirt.  That can be eliminated - but what to do about tying the darn thing? 

So, all in all, I think I'm done with this pattern. I can't remember if I cut the pattern or not - but if not, anyone interested in having the pattern?  Just comment with a way for me to reach you and I'll mail it to you. 


  1. I've made dresses with metallic thread, and they look pretty, but really are itchy! I think it looks really good on you, but you illustrated exactly why I never include the center front seams. I'm sad that you don't love your dress.

    1. It's so hard to find the perfect party dress, isn't it?

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