I hope all is well! SOooooooo with all the Me Made madness that's been going on I've come to realise I have too many unblogged projects and so do most members of the fellow sewing community. I am not alone, ohhhh I am not alone! I had the camera pulled out and did some quick shots as I headed out the door for an evening recital.
I made this pretty coloured dress maybe just under a year ago and I've worn it so many times since then. I usually get lots of eyes on me when I wear it so I try to wear it to smaller event and gatherings with friends. It probably reminds people of a walking rainbow or Skittles or a Caribbean flower garden. My husband calls it my parrot dress especially since it has a tail feather.
I fell in love with the fabric when I went to the store and they had three different coloured versions.....this one is more yellow based, there was also and blue based and a pink based. There is still the pink one at the store and I'm thinking of buying it to host a little give-away. It's chiffon and a quite soft one at that. The base of the dress is a yellow lining fabric.
The construction is all self drafted hence the over wide neckline which occasionally wants to drop off when I slouch. The dipped hem is also imperfect because of me doing things free handed and uncalculated at times. The skirt is a circle skirt with the waistline cut a bit wide for some gathers. The waistline is elasticised and I used the elastic to make my gathers rather than just for ease of wear. I find this to be the simplest way to get gathers into a dress.
Special thanks to my photographer!
I hope you guys like the dress and let me know if I should host a give-away for the pink version of this fabric. I'm not too sure if I have many followers.
God bless y'all!