I needed to whip up a party dress real fast for Saturday since we're invited to celebrate a friend's 40th birthday. I had already discarded all my other me-made dresses (too non-festive...) so of course (!) I needed to make one. I wanted something to look AND feel fab in, and which dress has rendered me more compliments than any other? Well, it's actually my green and blue simplicity 2147.
So why not use what you works? I just had to find a festive fabric... Looked through my boxes of fabric and landed on the fabric I used for the bridesmaid's dresses I sewed for my sister C's wedding.
It's extremely crinkled and kind of slippery and just as I remembered it is kind of difficult to sew in. But I managed to produce this, which is a smash hit for me!
A simple dress in a festive fabric, it turned out great. I'll try to take some more photos on Saturday when I'm all made up and accessorized!
Well, what's new with this version? The obvious of course, the wrap neckline and it's sleeveless. I put on some buttons on the shoulders as suggested in the pattern, which gives the dress some more character I think.
So, yet again... IN YOUR FACE, everyone who calls 2147 a potato sack. I think it's a great pattern!
Bye for now,