I have a friend who does sewing challenges from Sew Weekly, so I decided I’d try my hand at one. The one that was up for this week was paying “tribute to designers that call America home.” I don’t follow designers at all… unless you consider watching Project Runway following…
One designer I can point out their designs though is Diane von Fürstenberg. The staple of her designs are wrap dresses and prints.
I had bought this green fabric about a month ago and knew that I wanted to use one of my dress patterns for it. I have a pattern that is perfect for strech fabric and I’ve made it before with ¾ length sleeves, but I wanted something that was more summery for this fabric.
The dresses I had made in the past are these two.
I took off the sleeves and reversed the direction of the darts; otherwise it mostly follows the pattern. The dress isn’t a wrap dress, but the ruching and overlapping v-neck give it the same feel. I like to not have to worry about whether my dress will stay together or not…
It took about 3 episodes of Mad Men to go from a pile of fabric to a fitted and hemmed dress.
And here’s my end product. It looks much better on, since my dress form is sort of strange. But I didn’t have anyone around to take a photo of me so this is all I have!
I’m thinking of wearing it to my upcoming bridal shower in a few weeks!