This dress has been in my UFO pile since before Thanksgiving. I pulled it out a couple of months ago and finished everything except stitching the buttons on the front. I finally added the buttons last week.
I made the bodice from a shirt that I thrifted several years ago. In the fall of last year I was really into grey and yellow, so I paired the bodice with a grey knit skirt. I lined the bodice with the same grey knit and made a collar.
I wish I could go back in time and slap myself until I came to my senses while making this dress. My lazy self from a couple of months ago didn’t interface the collar. What!? Then, my lazy self became even lazier and didn’t trim the seam allowances enough on the inside seam of the collar. I know better; I’m hanging my head in shame. What the heck was possessing me when I was making this dress? I guess we all have those moments, right?
I don’t like the dress sans belt, but I just found a grey belt that I’ll probably wear with it. I need to add another hole to it first though.
I guess the terrible light doesn’t help, but I didn’t notice the collar looking so wonky before these pictures. Wahwahwah…
I think once I hand-stitch the collar down along the front, I won’t have problems with it flipping up.
I guess the frowny faces in some of the pictures are fitting because they illustrate my feelings toward this dress: Meh.
Luckily, I’ve got some less disappointing makes on the way.
And just because they’re so pretty, here are some close-ups of the Forget-me-nots on my porch.