My mom has been passing a lot of fashion fabric to me. She hasn't sewn clothing for ages, most of this is from between 1970-1984. Past that she was sewing as a business (occasionally for the three of us) instead of herself and it gradually was easier for her to buy clothing for us than make. She gave me 4 pieces of somewhat sheer fabric a few months ago and this boarder print was my favourite.
I am honestly not sure what I was thinking when I decided to pair this pattern with this print. The dress is lined and being sheer, that works well. I have some stretchy beige fabric that will work well as lining. But it has a back zip, it's too long, I was so worried about centering the fabric, I didn't think about where the flowers were going. I was trying to puzzle this out last night and in following the directions, managed to create a Chinese finger puzzle by sewing the neck closed and the arms and trying to turn it out like the directions. In the directions, there is a back zipper, so the back pulls through in two halves, not so with my version.
|Such a pretty boarder.|
I was at my parents house for a family dinner two weeks ago and I was given more of Mom's stash. It's woolly and scratchy, definitely needs a lining. The colour is a little more orange than I typically wear but I could work with that I think. There isn't much, about a metre, I think it's going to have to be a skirt when motivation hits.
I am having a real Jamiroquai week. I don't listen to a whole lot of truly current pop/dance/whatever, but I have a huge love for Jamiroquai. I first heard Emergency on Planet Earth on my first day moving into residence at university, thought it sounded like Stevie Wonder on acid (and I loves me Stevie Wonder). So, I end this post with a video. I love the funky dance stuff, but some of the slower songs don't get the attention they deserve. So Butterfly it is, it's a long version, but oh so pretty.