Then I worried because it was so warm outside yesterday - temps in the 80s - it felt more like summer days than spring ones and even though the dress is made from a lightweight cotton ponte, it is lined. However, I needed not to have concerned myself because temps came crashing back to normal. I'm very comfortable wearing the dress today.
TNT dress pattern pieces last used in this dress.
Sophia doubleknit in black from Fabric.com
Printed black lace ponte knit from Fabric Mart
22" black invisible zipper
nude bemberg rayon lining (no black in the stash)
nude 1" lace
black seam binding
There are no new construction techniques in this dress. It's why I chose to make it because it was a cut and sew dress. I wanted it to be all about the fabric.
- The dress is lined with a nude bemberg lining
- I added a 1" lace from the notions stash to the hem of the lining
- The hems on the sleeves and the dress are hemmed using a twin needle
- The dress is a little loose.
- Since I don't try TNT patterns on during construction, I realized that when I got to work today.
- Will go in and remove some of the excess.
These pictures are taken at my job. I rushed home last night hoping to get some pictures outside with the last spring blooms on the trees and instead it rained. After a day of glorious sunshine ~ rain!
I decided last night that I really wanted to wear the dress today since these will probably be some of the last 60ish degree days before fall. I can handle only one wearing before then because who told me to make a warm spring dress anyway! Hahahaha!
So here are a few more pictures of the dress taken at my job:
and a close up of my shoes and necklace ~
All photos were taken on my iPad because I got the great idea to take the pictures this morning at Starbucks with my friend from work. I think they turned out okay.
The dress looks like the original but in my color and fabric choices. It's comfortable to wear and once I remove just a little from the sides and maybe even peg the hem, I think it will be a perfect spring or fall dress!
This is my last full week at work until June. I was able to salvage two vacation days from the week and 2 days I'd originally planned for vacation earlier this year. So I will have five days off to spend some quality time in the sewing cave during Memorial Day Weekend.
I've got another lightweight lavender ponte TNT dress cut out and waiting. I definitely want to work on that this weekend, in between family commitments! What is it about warm weather that drives everyone outside to barbeque?! *LOL* So expect to see more finished garments around these parts soon!
...as always more later!