|30F, -1C a good day for sundresses.|
Does anyone else find themselves perpetually sewing things wildly out of season?
Anyhow - back to the main point -- I find I'm either sewing for a deadline, and finishing with moments to spare, or sewing for the sheer joy of it, months out of season. Such is life. Back to the dress - it is cotton gauze, and will be lovely in summer, but for right now is mostly just mocking me with its sheer floatyness.
It is a variation on V9053, the variation being I didn't have enough fabric and had to make up my own skirt. So, rather than the large (seriously, HUGE, it requires 60 inch fabric) trapazoidal panels, I used gathered-but-smaller trapazoids with godets.
I'm slowly making my peace with gathered skirts. I've found if they hit me in *exactly* the right place and the hem is much wider than the waist *and* the fabric something that won't bulk up, they are maybe not the heinous demons of unflatteringness I've often found them to be.
I'd go do far as to say, I think this dress will be favorite over the summer. I already find myself wearing it to dance around the living room and while imagining I'm tremendously glamorous, so it has that going for it.