My sewing goal for this post was to make two pairs of Style Arc’s Elle Pants from fabric I bought over a year ago inspired by Robin of A Little Sewing. The fabrics are a hi-tech matte hybrid in chocolate-brown and red. I made the pants in black last year, blogged here.
For some reason I asked my husband’s opinion about making the pants……….
“Make a dress out of the red fabric, like the one you had at the beach,”
Hubby was referring to his favorite dress pattern. Of all the dresses I’ve made this is his favorite.
“But Cissie, one of the RTW Fasters has already made this dress in red,” I replied.
“Does that matter? Does Cissie live here? “
“She lives a few hundred miles away, but it doesn’t matter. We sew to have one of a kind clothing and I don’t want to copy her.”
I quickly realized our conversation was headed in the Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus direction.
Well, tonight, my husband is stepping w a y out of his comfort zone to help an organization dear to my heart. He is guest conducting the symphony for fundraising purposes after a three-day crash course in reading music and conducting.
Need I say more? Cissie, I ask for your forgiveness!
If hubby was willing to get out of his comfort zone then I needed to get out of mine, so I cut the dress out two sizes smaller than last time to give it the close fit as described on the pattern envelope.
I quit wear tight-fitting clothes years ago, (don’t want to embarrass the children you know) but I discovered with this dress there is a difference between close fitting and tight fitting. My new dress is very comfortable even if it doesn’t look it :)
The ruching in the dress creates quite the silhouette which went unnoticed in the floral version I made in December.
I may not wear this dress as much as the red pants I dreamt of sewing, but I’ve got a festive dress for holidays, a new style to further consider and a Happy Husband who’s going out on a limb for the greater good tonight!
I think Cissie will understand :)
Happy Valentine’s Day to all!