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spring dress


Am definitely still sick.  Getting better.  Please send hot young guys to bring me hot Thai soup and I will be fully repaired post haste. Yes.

I tried to make my own bias tape yesterday, but either I’m an idiot or I was still just too sick to concentrate.  Maybe will try again today.  I did finish a dress this week:

purple-01I have no idea why the colors in the picture came out so weird, except I was sick when I took this and it took me forever to figure out how to set the timer.  The dress isn’t perfect, but it is definitely wearable.  The side seam pockets came out nicely.  The collar puckers a little oddly, but you’d probably only know if I told you.

purple-collardetailHere’s the collar detail (unironed), lined in a lovely pattern that actually matches the whole thing pretty well.  The pleats on the collar came out really well (except that one pucker, which isn’t shown here).  The color is great, though I might go with a slightly lighter weight fabric on the next version of this one.  The next one might also need darts in the back.  Heck, this one needs darts in the back, I’m just too lazy to add them right now.

It’s warming up here, so hopefully I can war this tonight or tomorrow and get a better picture of it.

Author: Ajax Bell

Seattle author. Stops to smell the flowers. Amateur nerd (I wanna go pro but I haven't found anyone to pay me). Humble hippo enthusiast. queer/bi. they/them.

2 thoughts on “spring dress

  1. Love the dress, it looks great on you. Am fresh out of hot young guys, but I hope you feel better soon.

  2. Thanks, JL. I miss you. We need to catch up.

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