...or Dress #3 in The Cardigan Series.
I bought this fabric from Mood this summer when LindsayT and I went to see the Isabel Toledo exhibit at FIT. I knew from the moment I touched it, that I wanted to make a sleeveless sheath from it. The fabric's design would work well with quite a few of the sweaters and jackets already in my closet so bringing it home was a no-brainer.
TNT Dress pattern yet again! Aren't y'all tired of it by now! *LOL*
Wool & lycra blend from Mood Fabrics
Black midweight lining
22" invisible zipper
5 yards of satin bias binding
This is my TNT dress in its basic form. The fabric does all the work because the design is so fabulous ~ well at least to me! *LOL* There are just two things of note about this dress. One ~ I used a mid-weight lining fabric for this dress because I wanted to give the dress some heft. Even though the fabric is a wool and luscious, it still is a little lightweight.
The second thing was that since the fabric is sooooo distinctive, I thought it needed a start and a stopping point...you know somewhere your eyes can light upon to rest from the busyness of the fabric. At first I thought that I would use black piping and even went through the exercise of pulling out all the different types of black piping in my trim stash...who knew I had 4 different types! But I was about done with piping after the last dress and as I fell asleep last night it came to me that I still had some satin bias binding. So I used that at the neckline, the armholes
and the hem...I really wanted to contain that print!
That's it! It was an easy sew and no I did not learn my lesson. Didn't try that dress on until I was getting ready to hem it. But since I had made no radical changes to the pattern, it fit like it was suppose to:
and with a 3/4 length black cardigan:
This dress also goes with two other black cardigans in the closet, a black jacket from my 2007 SWAP and a little white wool jacket that I made years ago!
I have just one dress left to go in The Cardigan Series...and then I want to make up a couple of solo pieces that will work with existing pieces in the closet...unless I get another crazy idea and go off on a tangent!
...as always more later!