The “Waah waah waaaaahhh” Dress | Sarah Gabbart
Contrary to what this photo might make you believe – I'm not 8 months pregnant.
Fabric: 3.5 yards of Liberty from my stash (arg!)
Pattern: Folkwear 1927 Tea Frock
Time to complete: about 3.5 hours
First worn: September 2011
Wear again? No, but I will cut this sucker up and make it into something I will wear!
Total Cost: ~$100
Oh drop waists, why must you be so unflattering on my pear-shaped figure! I found the cutest pattern at an AWESOME fabric shop – Bolt – on my recent trip to Portland, Oregon, and thought "That will look great on me! Let's do this!"
Upon returning, I grabbed some Liberty from my stash and started working. The pattern wasn't very difficult – I even made my own bias tape used it on both the neckline and the armholes. I decided to do view A , which features these adorable flutter sleeves. Mistake! They, coupled with the ankle length skirt, make me look like an old lady (and I forgot to snap a photo – dang!!). I ripped them out and tried a sleevless version with a shorter skirt. Still no dice.
With time rapidly running out on this week's challenge (and a migraine sprinkled in there for good measure!), I'm calling this week a wash. Dress – not gonna work!
I started a new version – this time from the Sorbetto pattern like Mena did here - and made a cute little gingham muslin just to check the fit.
Much better but still not on the mark. I'm going to keep trying though! I want a 1920s/1930s dress to wear to here! I'll keep you guys updated on the progress… fingers crossed for a Gatsby-worthy dress in my near future!