Now this dress has a lot of color and not what I normally wear to work. However, how many black dresses can I own? This dress also has a tighter fit and a slimmer silhouette due to the seaming and my fabric choices.
There are no new sewing techniques in this dress. Yet another reason for sewing a TNT dress - no fitting challenges and no sewing surprises. It is also an exercise in lazy sewing. Originally I was going to add a lining...once I was actually sewing the dress...nope didn't want one. I considered adding fusible interfacing to the center back seam for the zipper...nope didn't add any...and the dress turned out okay. Turned down the neckline seam and the hemlines at the sleeve and dress hem, added some stitch witchery in the hems and topstitched them down.
See sometimes I just want to sew up a cute dress. I don't want to get involved...lose myself in construction details...sew, rip and sew again. Sometimes I just want to sew a cute a dress and that's just what this dress is.
So some stats...
TNT dress pattern altered from an already altered version of the pattern.
Berry ponte from Fabric Mart
Black ponte from Fabric Mart
Black & White print ponte from Fabric Mart
22" berry invisible zipper
Here is the inspiration dress again ~
Besides the color and print changes, the designer original sells for $995. It's made from a 53% wool/47% rayon blend and is unlined. My version is from rayon/lycra ponte blends and costs about $20. Approximately $18 for the fabric and about a $1 for the zipper all from The Sewing Cave. In my book this was a very successful interpretation of the designer garment.
A few more pictures of the dress ~
Next on the cutting table is McCalls 6988.
I have two versions planned - the one discussed here and another one that I want to try with some knits first. These are involved sews so it will be a minute before the finished garments appear on the blog.
...as always more later!