as wrap dresses are up to date these days i thought i might have one, too.
two weeks ago there was the high summer 2006 issue of "mrs. stylebook" in my mailbox.
as i was "wrapped up" in my projects for the wedding i just browsed the magazine, but did not sew anything from it.
leafing through the mag again last weekend i recognized that they provided a little extra this time: a full-size pattern for modell 1 - 5 from this issue! what a surprise! no drafting neccessary - just plain copying and you´re ready to go!
(modell no. 1 - 5 are based on the same pattern, so actually they don´t give you 5 patterns, but 1 that can be altered...)
i decided for modell no. 1: a wrap dress
of course i didn´t want to look like a dead chicken (i´m sorry, but the color-combination of the models skin and the main dress color just make me think of a dead, naked chicken... or a dead roll, if you prefer... though the model´s very pretty) so i took some flower fabric (yes!) from my stash and sat down to sew.
this dress was easy as a wink, mainly because i didn´t need to draft the pattern, i didn´t need to alter the pattern and it isn´t lined. plain, brainless sewing. no thinking, no fuss. that´s the way i like it ^.^
it´s very flowery, but the flowers are on a black ground. think i can handle this.
and (not joking!) i used the fabrics left side as the right side. believe me: the "real" right side is MUCH louder! on the left side the pattern looked "vintage" to me, so i decided to turn the fabric.
there´s no hem on the skirt, as hemming would have revealed my knees, which i don´t like. you´ll hardly see me in anything that doesn´t cover up my knees, so i just bias-bound the hem, which makes it stand out a little. i quite like it.
this dress is just for me to wear in and around my house. it´s not supposed to be seen in my office or somewhere else. it´s lightweight and fluttering. good when it´s just hot-hot-hot and everything you wear just feels "too much".
that´s all i got for this week... hope you have nice and stress-free weekends!