Today I nestled into my sewing room, revisited some old favourite records & went to work on an idea I was hoping would turn out....
I wanted to extend the Built by Wendy blouse pattern (Simplicity 4111) into a dress. Could I do it? Turns out I could - quite successfully!
The fabric is from my stash - satin-y brown stuff with a geometic square pattern all over it. Not something I'd normally wear, but I needed it for a draping class I took about 5 years ago. We were told we needed 3 yards & of course I ended up using less than one. So it's been sitting in my collection for far too long. I figured if it didn't work out then it'd be no big loss. I also intended this to be a trial run & wasn't *really* expecting to like the finished dress as much as I think I do.
A close-up of the pattern:
The buttons on the front get a little lost with all the hooplah of the squares, but it's totally still cute.
Now I just need someone to take me somewhere where I can wear a satin-y dress. Anyone?.... Any takers?..... no?...
And about the "awesome graffiti" I made reference to in my last post..here's what remained of it when I finally got to take a picture:
It says "Sarah Polly is fucking GAY!" but the rainy weather we've been having washed away the good parts.