The “Bird-less Garden Tour” Dress
Choosing a dress from the Make This Look archive gave me brain-freeze.
There was just too much Slurpee-sweet goodness for me to pick only one.
So, I gave myself some constraints:
Thou shalt use fabric from within thine own stash.
Thou shalt not attempt any construction heroics.
Thine creation shall be worn this winter.
The “Garden Tour” dress and the “Next Weekend Dress in Evening” dress became candidates.
Rayon challis is a slippery bastard.
Cutting it for that dress would require me to fly my cape a bit.
So, in order to keep my second commandment, I broke the first one and bought some fabric.
I ran out of empty bobbins and made an emergency trip to my local Jo-Ann Fabric store.
Spotted a cotton floral print that was a near dead-ringer for the “Garden Tour” dress.
It was just missing the birdies.
That’s cool, I say…makes it easier to keep the third commandment.
The “Bird-less Garden Tour” dress is a hybrid of two patterns
Or, as the kids say, a Franken-pattern.
The original pink sash was lovely, but not suited for my midgetry, so I omitted it.
Except for a brief, celebrity deathmatch with Sergio, my temperamental overlock machine…
Construction was drama-free.
Now, here we are…sans winter accessories.
The cap sleeves are from a third, random pattern.
Any other sleeve style would’ve broken my second commandment.
If you can ignore my ashy elbows, you can see how well it fits in back.
Dude! The side seams line up properly. I swear it’s magic when that happens.
There is NO WAY the Modcloth version would’ve fit me this well. Ready to Wear my a**!!
Thanks for looking.