So i gave it one more go. And it wasn’t even too many adjustments, just an inch on either side and realigning the zipper. I also tried to act a little more professional by tacking down the interfacing and actually pressing it.
Worth the effort as I’m so much happier with it.
I made this dress three weeks ago with silk from the fabric shop or street tailor – i can’t remember which – in Berhampur. I finally got some pictures of me in it.
Which, upon looking at, leads me to consider if i’ve given myself enough time…before ripping it up and beginning again. Maybe in another fabric. Linen?
The bodice, well basically everthing is too big. Grrr.
And the dress that started this all is just so lovely.
This tunic is going to look much better on the recipient but i couldn’t resist doing a mock fitting.
With the goal being to wear as little as possible in this heat, i scrounged up some thin knit fabric and sewed a simple tshirt dress. it went a little like this: lay two 18×36 pieces of fabric on top of each other with wrong sides facing. Sew together 18″ side. Cut half circle (leaving 6″ on each side) for neckline. Cut a deeper scoop on front side of dress. Now sew together side seams, beginning seam 6″ below top seam to allow for armholes. Curve inward slightly for shaping at chest. Leave hem and arms raw. Sew a simple folded seam at neckline.
The boys have been sculpting in the sandbox.
And the first zucchini and shelling peas are ready.
Merino dress and short leggings….can i wear wool even when it’s over 20 degrees?