Despite eating constantly, consuming large quantities of wine and not going to the gym for six weeks, I am still too skinny for the few clothes I have with me. With the weather cooling and no immediate arrival of my belongings from Hobart, I needed some clothes.
BWOF 02-13-127 top and BWOF 02-13-128 dress without the ruffle down the front. I made the 36. The fabric is a cheap poly knit I bought the other day for $6 a metre at Spotlight. Now, I know I've not had many good things to say about Spotlight in Hobart, but let me tell you that Spotlight Lismore is a whole nother story! This is more purple than it appears in this shot and there is a single row of brown that I've placed at empire line for effect.
V8825. I chopped about 8 inches off so it's only a little longer than the tunic version. When I read the reviews on Pattern Review, someone (sorry don't recall who) mentioned they thought this dress had a 70's vibe and I agree. I thought this fabric had a 70's vibe, too, so I combined them. I thought a 70's dress needed to be suitably short as well. I can't tell you how much I love this dress! I can't wait to wear it.
Now that I seem to be getting back to the real world, I may just have to tell the tale of my return home, complete with sewing pictures!