I was looking for another set of photos when I fell on these.
Remember the shirtdress sewalong in 2016?
This was mine.
A buck a pattern is my kryptonite. Still haven't sewn that backpack
Well, of course it's A Dress.
My choice was to run a panel down the center.
Of course I have sketches. I've had a sketchbook in my other hand for ....I'm 58, ....48 years? Probably longer. And as ever, you can click on the photos to make them bigger.
I copied the pattern piece diagram because I'm lazy and I can.
The fabrics are by Julie Paschkis, for 'In The Beginning', the Oceanica fabrics.
She writes about her process of designing fabrics, and the timing of it, in her blog. She is a generous soul, worth your attention.
|from Loomshowroom, the fabric is now out of print.|
I had the great honor of taking an illustration workshop with her some years ago, and I have followed her work ever since. I've had this set for maybe .....the store I special ordered them at is long long gone. That's how long.
Pacific Fabrics carries her work in the stores (not online it seems).
It does sell out.
I'm a big girl now: I'm in the second size range!
Ah, this is what happened. I hung it up, I took a photo, and -
No. God no.
This is why we have photography.
So I recut.
Not as striking, but ...not as HEADLIGHTING either.
Lots of tape to finish the gathered skirt waist seam
I like to leave the selvage information somewhere in the item, so I can dash upstairs right now and tell you when this fabric was printed.
Wonder tape to line the front panel bits up
The buttons were a stumper, and I was hoping to use two-tone vintage ones to agree with the colors
I had two buttons.
I've worn it twice since then. I love the fabrics, but...I dunno. And i'm missing a bunch of photos from this. I think by the time I got done with it, summer was pretty much over and I was just tired of it.
I will wear it to work tomorrow.
Two buttons. Lots of snaps.