Theoretically, someday it will be warm again, and in that hazy someday, I have a couple of weddings to attend and sundresses will once again be my standard fair. Bring on the bright colors!
A few months ago, my mother, the enabler, blithely ignored my fabric fast and offered me a cotton eyelet and lining she had left over from one of her own projects, which I was powerless to resist. (Fun fact: I'd swear this was a bright pink, but she claims it is red. Thoughts?)
|pink or red?|
I decided to go with more or less the same frankenpattern I'd used for my new year's eve dress - although instead of using a third pattern for the skirt, I'm using the original from V1174. I lust after pockets with an unholy desire.
|pockets and straps. I will win the weddings.|
Thus far I have the outer shell of the bodice put together. (It won't look that pointy when I'm wearing it. I'm afraid the table and I have rather different figures.) The next step is overcoming my winter induced malaise and cutting out the lining (the same cotton) and catch-stitching all the seam allowances so it lays flat and pretty.
|and so it begins...|