Dress in a day! Hooray! Today I made this Donna Karan Vogue 1236 pattern:
This is a toile for a future dress. It is a definite win, the ever elusive wearable muslin:
I made it out of a lightweight cotton in a purple, black and blue stripe. I think the fabric looks a little homespun, in a nice way. I was trying it on with my Converse as I was sewing and was pleased with it as lightweight summer running around dress.
I tried dressing it up too:
And then I wore it around the house undone, which is maybe a little too tent-like to wear outside of the house unbelted:
I am happy with how this turned out, but I will probably cut down the pattern a size or maybe two for the final dress. This works, but doesn’t exactly need to be quite this big! I will probably make the wide belt pictured in the pattern as well, but I was very short on fabric for this go around.
I also finished a few alterations I had lying around this weekend too. It’s nice to finally make a dent in things I mean to get done. And! I took pictures of my house in a semi-clean, semi-put together state and will hopefully get those uploaded this week. And pictures from my trip a couple weeks ago. I guess I still have some projects but need to put some dents in.