I’ve been lusting over this fabric since it was first released. I don’t get very caught up in fabric releases from quilting designers, but this was one I had to have. I needed a dress with a herd of Pegasus’ flying across it right? The colours aren’t quite right in these photos. The blue is far more teal, but I had to play with the photos as the lighting today was crap and I’m a pretty crappy photographer.
This rayon is designed my Anna Maria Horner from her Fibs and Fables range. I love sewing with rayon, but I especially love the swishy-ness when wearing rayon. Swishy, but stable and considerably more suited to everyday wear for me than silk.
The pattern is a modified version of Simplicity 2215. I haven’t included the front buttons, which is the main change from the drafted design. As you would probably guess, I modified the pattern by cutting the front bodice on the fold along the center front line. Unfortunately, by modifying the pattern in this way, I didn’t get the right fit across my upper bust and have sewn two small darts on the front neckline to perfect the fit. I also think the pattern is drafted with a little extra ease to accommodate a shirt underneath as pictured on the envelope. The armscye is also a little lower than usual, which also I realised a little too late. Thankfully it just covers my bra.
The other main change was to lengthen the skirt to my new favourite midi length. I’m completely in love with midi skirts at the moment and I especially love a pleated midi.
I plan to wear this dress during winter with tights and boots, so I lined the skirt in some coordinating bemburg lining, which you can now get from The Remnant Warehouse. It really is so much nicer than the acetate stuff that you get at Spotty and other shops like that.
I really don’t need any more dresses, but I figure this one will work at school as I can still sit on the ground with the kiddies during group work without worrying.
Now that I’m on school holidays, I’m sure there will be quite a few more posts over the next few weeks 🙂