The “Smash” Dress
I was kind of so totally cool in high school that I blasted show tunes in my room. Good thing I was in the band so that was considered reasonable. Too bad I totally can’t sing. My love of show tunes never really ended though despite the fact that I haven’t seen a lot of shows so when Smash premiered this spring I was instantly hooked. Thanks to the DVR I’ve seen all the episodes more then lets just say a few times.
I wanted to make a dress similar to the cherry dress but much like last week wanted something that would work for my uber cool day to day life so I ordered some pink cherry knit fabric and used one of my most favorite patterns. This time I used the front of view B but the back of view D because I wanted the neckline to be similar to the inspiration but also wanted my back covered. Construction was pretty easy but then it should be since I’ve used the pattern a few times. With this version I put the top on before sewing it to the band to decide how I wanted the front to look. That has got to be one of my favorite sewing tricks.
Fabric: 2 yards cotton lycra $12.00 It was so nice to work with after 3 weeks of harder fabrics
Pattern: Simplicity 3503 I’m sure it was $1.99 but its been used before
Notions: thread and a double needle for hemming
Total Cost: $12.00
First Worn: Standing in my kids bathtub for pictures
Wear Again: yes