I made two really involved dresses during the sewcation. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that my garments are taking more time now because I do own a lot of clothing so I can take more time with my pieces. However, I needed a palette cleanser. Something that worked well with the transitional garments I've already made. So I guess I really am thinking about fall...just not ready to go all out wool sewing yet!
As the title of the post states, this will be my third version of this dress. I've worn the other two dresses a couple of times this summer and I thought that I really need another one, two, or three of these in my wardrobe. This dress is perfect for work because it's comfortable, easy to accessorize and fits my bodacious body well. Now after working with fallish shades for the last two sewcation dresses, I wanted a bright, pretty color for this dress. Something that will be cheerful to wear but still work in my corporate atmosphere...so I went with this bright magenta! Okay I have a lot of black, brown and gray dresses...every once in awhile a woman needs a little bright, room bending color in her life!
Some stats ~
Magenta linen purchased from Mood.com
red bemberg lining
black satin piping
22" magenta invisible zipper
Hug snug rayon hem tape
Construction Details ~
Since this pattern is now heading into TNT territory...I don't claim TNT status until a garment has been made 5 or 6 times...a bit much I know but there is always something new that the pattern and fabric can cough up for you to learn.
I didn't make a lot of changes to the construction process just added a lining (the red because it made the magenta fashion fabric look so robust) to the dress and some piping at the neckline and armholes to break up the great expanse of fabric.
A great simple colorful dress for work...a few more pics...
The temps have been cooler this week here in my corner of the world, so all of the sewcation dresses have been worn, as well as, the Valentino Dress was finally revealed to the outside world. Tomorrow will see me wearing the Coldwater Creek knock-off dress also a first time wearing. I'm really thrilled that this was a week of all new wears, somehow that makes my low sewcation output, bearable!
...as always more later!