I returned to my sewing room and began undoing two days of work until a storm took out the power, forcing me to get out my flashlight. After I removed the catch-stitching, ripped apart the seams and discarded the underlining, I started over.
…..and that’s the short version.
Last July a medium reading my chakra energies (blogged here) recommended I bring more yellow into my life.
“Whatever,” I thought, but when I visited Mood Fabrics on a cold December rainy day, this gorgeous yellow silk practically leaped off of the bolt and into my arms.
Over the months I considered several different garments to make with the silk, but settled on a style I am constantly searching for,
that oxymoron known as dressy casual.
Since I was so pleased with the result of the Vogue 8570 pattern, I decided to sew it as a dress.
It woulda coulda shoulda been easy had I decided not to try to turn it into a couture garment! Thankfully, I had a little extra fabric and re-cut the front pattern pieces, but I had to sew the rest of it with larger seams making the dress slightly smaller. This beautiful Elizabeth McKay gold button in my stash added a lovely finishing touch, and now I’m ready to move on to garment #59.
Marcy the Medium might be pleased I’ve brought more yellow into my life. I’m just pleased I could make it work .
Who’s ready to watch Project Runway tonight ?