Aloha! I've come to the conclusion, after reading everyone's comments on the last post, we all need a HOT PINK t-shirt. It's a color that makes people smile. So hop to it. I wanna see yours! How's that for drill sergeant encouragement :)
In the mean time, I have a new dress to show you. Unfortunately my pictures are not terribly clear. Sometimes my little point and shoot just doesn't cooperate! I'm still working on getting a new camera. This pattern, McCall's 6112, is a recent acquisition. I bought it when Sewing Patterns had a $1.99 sale.
I made view B, without the studs on the shoulders, in a size 10. I used Style Studio Stretch Rayon Jersey Knit Abstract in a white and coral colorway. I purchased 2 yards for $9.98 at Fabric.com. I think the print and color are perfect for the islands, and the loose cut of the dress is extremely comfortable for humid weather.
I also made the obi-like belt from New Look 6803 out of off-white medium weight linen to go with the dress. If I did not have a belt to define my waist, I would look like a rectangle. With the belt, I think this style works for a boyish figure like mine. Although the sleeves are very wide, potentially allowing someone to view your midriff/chest, there is enough fabric that I don't feel like I need to wear a camisole underneath to avoid peek-a-boo. The fabric drapes and conceals pretty well around my arms. Another plus for keeping this dress airy.
In other sewing news, last Saturday I found this cotton lycra jersey at SewZanne's Fabrics. (Bought it Saturday...Had it Tuesday = Great Customer Service!) Having grown up in the eighties, I just couldn't pass this one up. Talk about a fabric that makes me smile....I have fun plans for it!
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