I’m feeling invigorated ! I remade a dress, and I just got back from JoAnns. My stash is a little bit healthier, and I have black and white thread (how bad is that – I was down to almost none, less than half a spool of each).
The dress. Originally, it was Vogue 1297, a Sandra Betzina dress that I blogged back in February as my Valentines dress.
I love this Betzina dress and this fabric! But it was simply too big for me with my weight loss. I wanted to save the fabric, so I laid it out on the floor and, voila, a new dress. It’s the same as my recent muslin using the bodice from Kwik Sew 3873, but with long sleeves.
I might decide to shorten the sleeves later, but for now, I like them long.
Now, that trip to JoAnn’s – I also picked up McCalls 7597, which, IMO, is a super cute and versatile kaftan pattern. It has options for a top, tunic, short dress, or maxi, with or without a narrow mandarin collar.
I’ve seen it online, on BMV, but I always gave it a pass because the envelope pic they show (at left) is just …well, you decide. For some reason, I took a closer look yesterday. Wow. What a nice pattern!
I love the the large floral maxi dress. Decisions, decisions – all of the options are so appealing.
I need a nap now – fabric shopping wears me out 🙂 Bye for now – Coco