Dazed and Confused
It’s The Great Gatsby challenge, a challenge admittedly I’m not too fond of, a challenge so far from my personal style it’s not funny however, I’m on a mission, a mission to sew a garment a week for a year and I’m sure there will be more of these challenges that don’t fit my personal style and will have to find an inexpensive way to get through them or just be more creative. So, here I am submitting to you my Gatsby dress made straight from my tablecloth, pulled from the depths of my linen closet.
If you really think about it not too much effort went into this, I chose the centre of the tablecloth to be the main focal point of the dress, and worked my way from there. Is it just me or would you say this has an art deco-ish feel about it with the squares and what not? meh! maybe not.
I went straight for the classic 1920’s silhouette, a very unflattering cut for my body shape, I was too lazy to research to find an alternative to this challenge so I shall shut my whinging right now. I’m sure we can all agree that these style of dresses are really made for the thin slender Olive Oil type ladies. This dress really looks terrible and after what feels like a memory card full of photos to sift through these were the best, it was that hard to photograph I couldn’t wait to get back to the car to take the thing off. I felt terribly matronly in it but do feel I’ve met the challenge. What do you think?
The sleeves I made from the corners of the tablecloth and the bottom was a trimmed up section from the outside of the tablecloth which I removed the edging and used it for the collar. The back seam I had overlapped and trimmed up so both pieces lay flat and in unison to one another. It passes the Mena Test™ with a one button closure at the neck.
This dress is seriously wearing me, it doesn’t matter how bad-ass I try to look she’s got it over me big-time and quite frankly she can take the thing and run, far far a w a y.
Thanks for reading :)
Dazed and Confused-Led Zeppelin.
Fabric | Tablecloth