The “Ginger Caste-Away” Dress
Pattern: Simplicity 2408 – used for the 3rd time!
Notions: Thread, 1/4″ Elastic and 1/2″ Single Fold Bias Tape
Time to Complete: 3 Hours
First worn: To Dinner
Wear again? Yes
Total Price: $10
I took my inspiration from the TV series “Gilligan’s Island“. I thought is was hilarious week after week that the character “Ginger” always managed to look shipwrecked fashionable.
Before SewWeekly I honestly never reused a pattern. My old routine was pick out a pattern, shop for fabric, sew item, move onto next project. Now I realize, when you find a pattern that fits your body, is comfortable and can look so different every time you use the pattern by either the choice of fabric you pick or as the new term I learned from my fellow SewWeekly Ladies, do a – Frankenstein Mix.
I found this fabric in the remnant pile at Sav-a-thon. The fabric is a very soft jersey that would drape nice and also be wrinkle free if packed for a trip. The style could do double duty, wear to dinner for one night and used for a swimsuit cover-up the next day when taking a break from the beach to catch lunch. I love the bright colors of the orange, fushia and brick umber palette mix but I think people realize from my posts I’m pushing myself to try new colors to wear. I original made the dress with the pockets but then cut them off because the weight made the front draping hang funny.
So here goes my best stranded on an island poses…