This week, I was anxious to get back to designing using my Surefit Designs sloper. This spring , I bought a beautiful cotton knit in grey and yellow print. Grey and yellow have long been a favorite combination for me so I thought I couldn't go wrong .
My inspiration was the dress in this photo. The designer was Caroline Herrera.
I used the knit version of my Surefit Designs sloper and achieved the slight A-line by closing a bit of the bust dart and opening it at the hem level. I lowered the neckline 1 ", took a little off the armscye above the notches and I happily cut out my dress.
The trim came from a coordinating stripe print of the same fabric.I sewed the trim to all edges,
wrapped it around the seam allowances and then stitched close to the inner edge.
For the center front , I used my beloved Wonder Tape and overlapped the edges at the seam line.
Everything went wonderfully well , the fit is great , and the style is a little loose and just right for hot, muggy weather. A thought went through my head when I tried it on that it might look like a nightie !!
I went upstairs to show my hubby and guess what he said !
" Oh, is that a duster ? !!!!!"
For those of you who are younger or maybe are reading from a different country, years ago a duster was a short housecoat, at least in this area.
Well I of course didn't want anyone to think it looked like lounge wear and so I said
" Oh, it isn't that bad is it ? "
He looked skeptical and replied,
"Just as long as you don't wear to church or in public or something !"
Well, of course, then, I had to admit I agreed with him. So my grey/yellow/dress will only be worn at home on hot days . But I'm happy with the style and the fit and it gave me confidence to try more designs using my SFD system.
Thanks for stopping by. I'll have more for you next week so please come back.