This dress was originally for
New York and Male Pattern Boldness Day. The rose print was a gift from Peter which made it the perfect choice.
I had enough yardage leftover from this blouse to make myself a Georgia dress thanks to those princess seams and all those narrow pattern pieces. The busy floral motifs meant that print matching was unnecessary (especially helpful when working on a deadline!).
Alas, it was not meant to be. A few days before my trip, I decided that rushing through the last few steps was just silly.
This crazy weather we have been having was a good motivator to get it finished and have at least one chance to wear the finished dress before next year (even if a white cotton dress is a bit ridiculous to wear in October, the 80 degree days makes it weather appropriate).
I have very few progress shots of this dress - mostly because I was too busy to stop and take pictures. But there are a few hints of a grosgrain stay and the reinforced bodice edge.
Since I already had a muslin to work with from my first
this one was pretty straight forward. I
decided to add sleeves again, although these are meant to fall off the shoulder.
And it feels really good to complete an unfinished project; I always feel guilty leaving bits and pieces of a dress behind as I move on to new things.
I could always call it “winter white” and get a bit more wear out of this, right?! Then again, I think it is time to reacquaint myself with all that wool that has been stashed away.