Roadie dress

Firstly, sad news from Rachael.  Her lovely momma passed away yesterday after an illness.  Many condolences to Rachael and her family.


Dress-done


Yesterday was a dear friend’s birthday and before heading out to a really great dinner at Maritime East, I pretty much finished my newest travel dress.  Today I sewed the hem and then tried to find a shady spot to take a decent enough photo of the darn dress to post.  We’re having a heatwave and there is sun everywhere.  Luckily the shady side of the house has a ledge upon which to prop the camera and a photoshoot commenced.


To recap, I began with New Look #6803 and added an elastic waist and more fullness through the body.  Think of it as an A-line tank with an elastic waist.  I made a few fit adjustments like taking out a bunch of ease at the sides under the arms.  I don’t want free boobie peep shows getting me in trouble in some foreign spot.  I changed the dumb neck facings to bias bands to clean finish and sewed them down with a twin needle to make a stretchy seam.  For the hem I chose to use the rolled hem function of the overlock machine with wooly nylon in the upper looper.  That creates a lettuce edged hem and makes it a bit more fun.  There are also side seam pockets to hold room keys and trinkets.


I think it makes a decent swim coverup and with a belt, it works well enough to run around town in.  Leggings and a little cardie will make this a good airplane commute outfit too. (Yes, I fly to work – always have.)  After my trip this weekend, I hope to make a summery blouse, or skirt.  No ideas yet, just some material wanting to be used.

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14 responses

  1. Excellent mods, especially the way you handled the hem and flare.
    Thanks for the heads up about Rachael et al. I’ll see if I can cross paths with her this month. Sad — that’s such a great family.

  2. So elegant. And it will be yours alone, as all the best hand made and custom designed garments are. And boy, do I wish I had your elegant posture and sweet figure.

  3. Elegant. How much fun it will be to wear a one of a kind garment custom designed and executed by you. And how I wish I had your elegant posture and lovely figure.

  4. So elegant. And it will be yours alone, as all the best hand made and custom designed garments are. And boy, do I wish I had your elegant posture and sweet figure.

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