Sunday, January 08, 2012

Winter Orange Dress

How many patterns does one really need, dear Readers? I took about 4 patterns to Myrtle Beach, and it seemed plenty enough. I must rethink the 4 boxes of patterns I have, not to mention the many back issues of BWOF.

This dress was very simple - it is my BWOF boatneck top, 02-2009-108 on top, with a simple pleated rectangle as a skirt.

After sewing it, I tried it on - it was way too long, and it looked a little Amish-ish, - not quite the look I was going for. I shortened - rather ruthlessly. Right now, I think it's a bit too short, but since it's a winter dress, designed to be worn with tights, no real harm done, I guess.

The fabric is something I found in a Myrtle Beach WalMart (one of those few WalMarts that still has fabric) - it's a sweater knit. It was super-cheap, I think I paid $2.00 a yard for it, which makes this a $4 dress. (I'm happy about the $4, but happier still that I've already used both of the pieces of fabric I bought at Myrtle Beach.)


anuradha said...

The colour looks GOOD on you,simple lines but a nice dress.

Candice said...

Very cute dress!

Clio said...

Great color! I also tend to wear shorter dresses and skirts in winter because of tights!

Carolyn said...

GORGEOUS colour! This dress looks fantastic on you! I think you made the right decision on the length, it is the perfect length for over tights.

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