The heat was on and I shopped my stash and found some palm leaf print rayon to make a floppy dress for days when it is just too hot to wear anything close to your skin. Of course as soon as I finished the dress the weather cooled dramatically but I am not complaining. There will be plenty of hot days ..
The dress is based on M 5927. I used the bodice and teamed it with the pattern for the skirt lining which I expanded by twice the width to make a gathered skirt. I did bias strip edging for the neckline and sleeves because I ran out of material to make facings. My original plan was a shorter skirt with a deep hem to give the rayon some weight but then I decided to keep the longer length. The midi length has always been a favourite of mine, so I am making a statement that is anti-fashon. I've dressed up for photos here but in reality this dress will probably be a beach garment teamed with rubber thongs (flip-flops) more often than not.
I cut the dress too large and had to take it in to make it a bit less sack-like. I took it in a bit at the sides and a bit at the back darts, then I took the zip out and took it in a bit down the whole length of the zip, tried it on and I found I could get into it without putting the zipper back.
Do you like my minimalist sewing nook? I am trying to keep it uncluttered. I've moved my old bookcase to another room and there is a space here waiting for my new custom made 8 cube bookcase which is being delivered today. That's where I will stash all my sewing magazines and my projects in progress and current patterns as well.
I'm amazing myself with my spur of self organization. Who needs New Year Resolutions?