Have you ever seen a pattern cover or dress, fell in love with it, only to buy it and realize it was something you would never wear? We have all been there. I bought hundreds of patterns on those 99 cent sales before I realized what my personal style was. I bought his floor length 1912 replicated design pattern. The floor length lace and the sheer overlay options are just too long for a shorty like me to pull off.
While on a trip to the West Coast my fabric shop radar went off and I found this little gem that was sadly closing. Everything left in the store was 70% off.
First I assessed what was not practical about the pattern but also what I liked about the pattern. I decided the overlay, material and length was too much.
Along the way I found some scraps in my garage from a wedding dress I made a customer years ago. The lace on a black background really added another texture to the look that I love.
Of course for me I had to take the lined top in a bit and let the unlined skirt of the dress out because my hips are larger. Alterations are usually always need done. The pattern is never a perfect fit all over. Like any artist it’s hard not to be critical.
Behind the scenes~
My Insta Dress Class has been listed for March 3rd at Creative Communion, Pendleton Art Centre, Middletown, Ohio. There is still time to sign up. We are limited to 8 people so do not wait.
Our Dayton Garment Designers Meet Up Group had movie night and saw the Phantom Thread at the Neon Theatre. The movie was fabulous, I had a wonderful time and The Neon is really the coolest theater in town. They have Esher Price chocolates, coffee and biscotti too.
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