I’m having a hard time writing the blog post for this dress, but I did go to all the trouble of taking the photos, so I might as well just put it up. In addition to contributing to the sewing blogosphere, I also use my blog to document my projects for myself. I find it interesting to go back periodically and see what I’ve made.
I also just made some trousers, which I did not manage to photograph.
The pattern is basically a princess-seamed tank top with a 6-gore circle skirt attached. I drafted it myself. I did some pleating on the skirt to mimic sunburst pleats, but it did not give as much of a sunburst effect as I would have liked. It will still be a very useful summer dress, though.
The back neckline was meant to be a sporty, racer-back neckline. However, as soon as I put the dress on the form, I saw that the back view really resembles the dress that Audrey Hepburn wore in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Which is the opposite of sporty.
I used a heavyweight black knit, and lined the bodice with stretch silk charmeuse.