oona does it!: hey big bender
Perhaps if you approached the non-print challenge with fabric in a SOLID that was WINE or WHISKEY colored???? If that step is still too bland, how about COSMOPOLITAN colorway? Need a bit more of an easing-in? Let's see you sew a MOJITO!!
now, i know miss big, fabulous blogger and obvious imbiber, started off desiring a solid colorway, but i'm taking the end of her challenge literally. i sewed me up a mojito.
oh, welcome to my sewing desk come bar! can i mix you up a little something? i recommend the partida straight, but i also make a mean margarita on the rocks. that's what i'm enjoying here. no, no, you don't want the mix. the cuervo ghastliness is for a certain dear friend, there's no way i'd allow the stuff in the house otherwise. i keep the questionable mixers to my fabric pairings.
this is a self drafted dress, but really, it's just two squares for the bodice and two gathered rectangles for the skirt. measure your waistband to fit your waist, attach a bodice & skirt piece to either half of a waistband, repeat, sew up the side seam, insert zipper, et voila!
mais, non. my side zip was a hot mess. a great big weirdo bubble jutted out of my waist. i paused, sipped a little tequila, and tried it on again, doing that little dance we all do– zip yourself up in the front and shimmy until the zip is where it's supposed to be.
whilst shimmying, i glanced into the mirror. maybe it was the tequila, but suddenly, eureka! the side zip just wanted to be in the front all along!
happy (and a bit sauced) my mind raced from there. the contrasting zip was always meant to be the stirrer. the orange striped waistband was the garnish. but where was the delicious sugar on top of the rim?! oh, the lovely frothiness from the muddled mint mixing with the lime… i ripped a bit of the zipper out and inserted pleats and frills underneath. MOJITO! and, it hides the zipper head nicely to boot!
wooooo-EEE. all this talk about drinking is making me hungry. hmmm…. methinks i know the perfect oona does it! request for that… must run whilst the idea is fresh!
got a challenge for me? holler here or in the comments… i haz plenty of liquid sustenance to take you on.