I did NOT plan on making another Myosotis dress this season. I have a deep bench of dresses that I've worn all summer. My plan was to explore other maxi dress patterns to add some new new into my wardrobe. Then I saw this fabric on StyleMaker, which sorry it's sold out, and my plans changed.
That was the last good thing that happened to this dress. I cut it out in July because I planned to take it to Sew Camp. However, it didn't make the final cut. Normally I take 2-3 projects, things I know I will complete. This time I took 4 projects and of course only finished 3.
Pattern: My TNT version of the Myosotis Dress
4 yards of fabric from StyleMaker Fabrics
13 buttons from Joyce Trimmings in NYC (so sorry this shop closed)
Remnants of interfacing from Steinlauf and Stoeller
1/2 yard of red piping from Daytona Trimming in NYC
May I start off by saying that I made every rookie mistake in the book in this dress...
1. From cutting it out without paying attention to the gingham plaid. Because of course it doesn't match in some places. Other places I had to force it to match.
2. Deciding to put piping on the collar at the last minute. Usually last minute additions don't backfire but I think I was annoyed at myself that I wanted to add it.
3. So I didn't do the corner correctly. It was such a hot mess that I added buttons at the corners of the collar to hide that hot mess!
4. Then I assembled the collar with the wrong side as the underneath. Now a good sewist would either take it apart or cut another one. Not me. I was so disgusted at this point that I left it. If you're touching my collar, you are too dayum close to me.
Since I really wanted the dress finished to be photographed with the other things that my daughter was shooting, I pressed on. I did manage to get a workable dress...though the fronts don't match either and I don't care!
A Few Photos ~
In conclusion, in this instance don't sew like me. Be more aware of matching the plaid during the cutting out process so it doesn't make it harder to match them in the sewing stage. However, I'm glad I did make one new Myosotis for summer/early fall, since it's my go to dress.
There will be another one for fall. I cut it out back in January and never made it. So it will make an appearance either this fall or in 2022.
A Parting Shot ~
I was really feeling myself in this dress...*LOL*
There are more garments to be shared. I had two more that are more cool weather pieces and it was just too hot to photograph them. So more is coming...
...as always more later!