I made this baby back in January. I was going to New York for the first time to visit with 2 friends who moved back east. We were going to have a girls weekend in the city and see Mamma Mia!
Wearing my dress to work today and rocking these awesome tights! Sorry for the messy room, we're doing a lot of household rearranging.
I'm a San Diego girl and my idea of "winter" is not real winter. But be damned if I was going to be under dressed at a play! So I whipped up this dress. And when I say I whipped it up, I mean whipped it up. The night before I was supposed to go to New York, I sewed most of the dress (instead of packing) while hanging out with the neighbors who came over. Then, the next morning I got up and packed, hemmed my dress, and brought a needle and thread with me and hand basted the collar at my friend's house the night before the play.
But lucky for me this was seriously the easiest dress I ever made!
Here I am on the right wearing my dress in Times Square before Mamma Mia (under a coat, scarf, and hat, and over tights, leggings, socks, boots, and a long sleeve T shirt):
And now a word about the pattern (Butterick 5523)...
This was my first knit garment. I was unreasonably afraid of knits for a long time. I don't know why, this was insanely easy. I followed the pattern, except I found the waist elastic to be unnecessary (and I was in a rush!). I also left off the tab detail on the back. Ironically, that's what drew me to this pattern, but mine wasn't coming out right and I decided I didn't care.
In the meantime I'm in the cutting stages of my Pendrell blouse. I hate cutting out patterns. I have a vintage pattern from the 70s that's precut. I guess that's the advantage of buying one size. Cutting is just so tedious and has no gratification! But I have a 3 day weekend this weekend and with any luck I'll be sharing finished pictures soon!