|Please ignore the shoe choice. |
I threw on the first pair of heels I found just to give me some height.
Also the wrinkles are atrocious. The dress was balled up on my desk for
over a week before I took these pictures. Excuses, excuses, excuses...
I bought the fabric for I believe $2/yd. at the FIDM Scholarship store in L.A. It is a yummy rayon/spandex blend I think. Feels great, but wrinkles like crazy. It was purchased with the intention of it being "muslin" fabric, specifically with this dress pattern in mind. Oh, I forgot, the pattern is McCall's 5974, the Palmer/Plesch Faux wrap dress. I thought I would try the pattern and if I liked it, I would use it with a gorgeous bird fabric I purchased from EmmaOneSock. The pattern was good, but I don't think I will ever use it again.
I'm calling this dress a wadder. It just isn't flattering on me. The style and the color feel very "mother of the bride." I made the smallest size and I feel it is still too big in the bust, arms, and waist, but it shows all my lumps in back! In this fabric (and the potential bird fabric) I would need to grade down another size or two. The ties were also entirely too much around the waist. Wanna here something funny? I asked my mom to try it on and it fit her really well and flattered her figure.
My review will be up on PR in a day or so. In sort, I didn't follow the directions on the tie construction and used a self binding instead of hemming the neckline.
I'm currently working on New Look 6130, the peplum blouse. I'll share pictures of how I redrafted the facings to be an all-in-one armsyce/neckline facing soonish. On the blouse, I have to just take in the side seams a little more and hem it. Almost done....
Thanks to the new Followers! I'll give a proper shout-out next time when I'm not falling asleep as I am typing.