Guess what!!! I did it!!! I am so happy to say that I have successfully completed "Operation New Dress (revisited)! I put the finishing touches on this afternoon (finishing touches being buttons - everything else was already done).
|Love this print and look what arrived in the post last week?!?! |
My new Lottas!!! Yippee!!
The fabric is an easy care, easy wear rayon from Fabricland in the city and after sewing Doris and wearing it I want to make a closet full of rayon dresses. It was beautiful to work with! I was a wee bit nervous about how I would like the print because it does veer off quite a bit from my usual florals that I gravitate towards, but I really like it quite a bit! Thanks Agnes!! (she's my go to gal at Fabricland. She never leads me astray on fabric choices!).
Doris is a fairly straight forward sew and even more straight forward because I opted to leave the concealed side zip out. I know! I live on the edge...
I did test it out first of course by basting the side seam and then pinning the front bodice closed and it was easy enough to get on an off unpinned so whoot, whoot!!! No concealed zip for me! It's an upside of having a less than huge bust/waist ratio. Also an upside of me not liking my clothes to be super fitted as a general rule. Anyways. I was pretty pleased to skip that step even though it meant I couldn't skip the button holes because they needed to be functioning now. Lesser of two evils and all - especially given my buttonhole function on my old new to me Pfaff works a treat.
|Doris Dress, Vianne Cardi and Low Braid Lottas|
And would you look at that! N's pop up restaurant is still three days away and my new dress is DONE!!!