Happy Me-Made-May’12 Eve everyone.
Well, it turns out I LOVED that Simplicity 4118 so much that I couldn’t help myself but to try it again, this time with the tulip fabric that was taunting me Saturday morning. It’s a bright yellow background and simply scrumptious. I only had two yards of it but was reallllly hoping I could do some creative cutting and squeeze a whole dress out of it, even in my non-petite size. It worked!! I left out the belt because I was so in love with the print and knew it didn’t need embellishment. Also, I didn’t mess with that fancy neckline thing. Of course leaving those two steps out helped timewise.
So is this what they call a TNT? It’s a perfect fit, classic style, and I can crank one out in an evening. I just learned UFO today too, so I’m building my nerdy sewist vocab. Fun fun. Oh, and thanks to Carolyn at Diary of a Sewing Fanatic, I now am aware of the crack den that is Fabric Mart. God save me.
So, anyway, here it is
Oh yeah, of COURSE I haven’t done the hem yet. But look how perfectly that mint green lining matches. Delish! Oh, and I did the back darts this time too, which I left out of yesterday’s dress.
So unfortunately I’m out of town for a few days for a funeral and have to leave my beloved sewing machines, but I already have handmade and refashioned duds packed, so I’m stickin’ with my MMM’12 pledge! See you from the road. Can’t wait to see this whole event unfold!!!