However, I think it was because I set a very low goal for myself on Sunday. After getting everything cut out Saturday evening, I thought I would just trace all the darts, cut out all the interfacing/support, and serge finish all of the pieces. That was my goal for Sunday to get everything ready to sew since my sewcation starts on Friday.
Well that's not what happened. I got into the zone and I got the shells for both the dress and the skirt finished. There is still a lot of work left to be done with both pieces, but they look so amazing, if I must say so myself, that I'm just in awe of this fabric.
Seriously, I tell y'all to buy a lot of fabric but if you can afford to get some of this, please buy it in one of the two colorways - purple/black or charteuse green/black. It has been a total joy to work with and sew! It's $25 per yard, about 55" wide and a mid-weight hand. If you're not in the NYC area, please call Mood at 212.730.5003 and ask about it.
Okay now to the pieces...
I put a lot of thought into these pieces before choosing patterns and cutting them out. I know that the process seems like it went really fast but I was very invested in this piece so I was obsessing over it. After realizing I could get three pieces out of the fabric, I went for it.
The dress ~
I started with my Whitney version of my TNT dress pattern and I used the purple bands to color block. Here is where it stands now:
A few construction pictures...
Added a stripe of ltwt fusible knit to the center backs
before applying the invisible zipper to prevent
rippling when inserting the zipper
Added seam tape to the shoulders
to stabilize them and prevent stretching
This dress also will have long sleeves. I want to wear this dress alone without a cardigan or jacket. I don't want anything covering the color blocking so of course the sleeves have a little of the purple on them too.
Like I said I still have to line and hem this dress...but I feel like I'm in the home stretch and I'm so thrilled with the dress already.
The skirt ~
This is NOT the real color of the purple! It's much richer!!!
I went simple with the skirt on purpose. It will have a small waistband in black ~ there will only be purple at the hemline. This skirt also has a back vent, not a slit. I took my time with this because I really want to pay homage to how beautiful this fabric is.
Also, I want this skirt to mix and match with several things already in my wardrobe AND the jacket that I'm working on from this fabric that's a little funky. The jacket is the only thing that I haven't worked on even though I meant to! But how can I be upset when I ended up with these two awesome pieces...
If you're following me on instagram, you've seen the pic above, because I posted it as a sneak peek last night. During the sewcation, I will be photographing things first on Instagram because it's so much easier to take a quick pic, caption it and keep sewing than to stop and blog. My goal for this sewcation is to sew, sew, sew! I will be blogging but it won't be a priority.
This will probably be my last post on these pieces until they appear on the Mood Sewing Network! When I have a date, I'll let you know.
I'm very excited...because my sewcation is actually at hand. It's days away and I know what projects I'm going to work on. Did I say I'm excited...okay I'm sooooooo excited! *LOL*
...as always more later!