I love, love the white trend this summer. I've been wanting to make a white dress since I saw the trend. I know, white is not necessarily your friend, especially when you have a bit extra in spots but who cares!
I remembered this white seersucker type fabric in my stash from about 2 or so years ago. It was a Fabric.com purchase when they had all that Ralph Lauren fabric. I think it was all of $2.99 a yard. It's cotton and was only about 50" wide and I had just over 2 yards. I had initially wanted to make a shirt out of it but I've given up on fitted shirts.
I also really liked this Vogue 1236 from the get go. I should really avoid these dresses without a delineated waistline but I thought it might work because a) it's a DKNY dress and she designs well for curves and b) the fabric had vertical stripes.
This is a super easy pattern but I've been working on it for a week now. Life has gotten in the way of sewing. Between landscaping and my son's new gymnastics schedule, we've been so busy.
This is my second attempt at a dress for my husband's high school reunion this weekend. It's a casual affair or so I've been told, anything goes more or less. I'm not loving it enough to wear to his reunion but I did wear it to work today.
I like the shape, even though it may not be the best for me. I get bored wearing the same thing over and over again. I cut out a 14 which was the biggest on the envelope but probably should have added some width to the sides. It's probably a bit more snug than it should be. It is cotton so it's loosening up as I wear it. I'm also pushing maximum size here and am trying to lose a couple pounds. I love the neckline and shoulders, they fit very well for me.
All in all, this is a very nice pattern, quick, easy, and uses little fabric. A lot of bang for your buck. It's not the best shape for me but I will wear it. I've been trying to make some more basic pieces that I can mix and match. I tend to go bold with my fabrics and need some more simple pieces in my closet.
Swiper joined me for photos this morning. I hit the timer, went to my spot, and he followed me and sat down just right without any prompting. He even did it for the back view. He's a Border Collie crossed with a Staffordshire Bull Terrier and is my social misfit. He loves us, but won't let anyone else (other than my mom whom he adores) near him. I've had him since he was a baby so we think it's a biological thing...something is miswired in him. His littermates are fine.