The Inbetween Days Dress
- Fabric | Silky Sateen
- Pattern | Self Drafted
- Year | 2012
- Notions | Elastic
- Time to complete | 1 hour
- First worn | 5th January
- Wear again? Oh yes please
- Total price | $15
If you have ever stopped over to my blog you may well know how much I love an accessory or two or three, I’ll dive head first into the jewellery box and come out looking like a gypsy. “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and add one more accessory.” – Kazzthespazz. Sorry Coco. I was dead chuffed when I read what this challenge was so I dug deep into my pile of treasures and decided on the above, this week I’ve been bathing in wood and turquoise so I shall settle on this for the basis of this weeks outfit. It’s often I will sew a garment around a pair of shoes especially if they are an unusual colour.
So for the first real Sew Weekly challenge of 2012 I had to be wise with my time because we had visitors for a week and the last thing I wanted was to be a right snot sitting about on the computer and locked away in my sewing room. A window of opportunity came my way when I decided to forfeit afternoon drinks at our favourite local Irish pub. I figured 2 hours max is all I’ll have to get this weeks challenge together.
Seriously, how much easier could I have made this challenge for myself? and you know what? I absolutely love how she turned out, simple and affective, worked a treat really. After taking my measurements I neatly cut into the slippery but dead gorgeous silky sateen, carefully overlocking all the raw edges turning them under once and pressing, then of course, stitching. In regards to the neckline, I knew the wrong choice of elastic could potentially irritate my neck and underarm so I spied the softest I could find to insert. I decided to roll hem the bottom which also turned out rather smashing. How about you would you roll hem this particular garment? She looks okay just draping like that, very comfy, perfect for a beach throw-on or an ‘All You Can Eat’ dinner date don’t you think? Super versatile. I like super versatile especially in this hot weather.
I like her belted best, it adds more shape and drape perfect for a casual night out. I think with my time constraints the dress turned out lovely, the accessories go together well and I will get loads of wear from this outfit during the Summer of 2012. This sewing year I’ll be naming each garment after a song, can you guess who sang this 80’s gothic number?
I seriously can not wait to see what all the other contributors sew. Sew Weekly this year is going to be massive. Well done Mena I’m so pleased to be apart of a wonderful sewing community, lets kick out the jams baby.