You talked me into it. I need a lot of hairspray, but this braiding thing is kind of fun! If I’m completely honest though, next time I leave the house in this dress it will be paired with Chacos and a messy pony. That’s just who I am.
I started this dress when I was still in Utah and had to set it aside when we started packing. I fully intended to rip out that waistband and cut a new one once I was settled. It’s not centered and there’s more black on one side than the other. I had already hand-sewed the waistband facing in and installed the zipper. I decided it wasn’t worth it and pressed on. From the photos I don’t think you can really tell. And if you can, you would probably be too polite to say anything to my face. There’s nothing too exciting inside. Just some serging and an excessive amount of edgestitching. My usual.
Fabric: B&J ikat. It’s an epidemic
Pattern: Simplicity 2497 by Cynthia Rowley
Mods: Size 8 top, size 10 waistband. Because I had a limited amount of fabric (maybe 1.5 yards? I don’t remember), I cut two rectangles with what I had for the skirt. I think the proportions would look better if it was longer. In fact, the maxi dress version would be super cute. I think I also raised the neckline a bit.
Whew! It feels good to finish one of my WIP’s.