More wrap dress action! Once I tested my Renfrew-to-wrap-dress pattern alteration with my first version, I spent my last day of the summer holiday very happily sewing up another dress.
This fabric was lovely to work with. It’s from my Cali Fabrics haul, and as I said in the video, it is a medium-weight rayon blend. It is totally opaque, drapey, spongy and resilient – all my favourite qualities in a knit! (Oh, and it’s still for sale!)
(Side note: Anyone else get really impatient waiting for fabric stores to get new stock? I’d happily order from Wanderlust or Cali again, but they don’t have anything new that I want! Oh, the trials of fabric addiction…)
Pattern wise, this is exactly the same as the previous dress – surplice bodice, Comino skirt, finished with folded bands and a wide elastic waist stay (which I’m trying to show by hooking my fingers under it in the lower right pic, above. As I often do, the skirt is unhemmed. One day I’ll get a coverstitch and then I’ll hem everything!
(Wind tunnel effect! Tyra would be so proud.)
Looking at the pictures, things seems a bit washed out and undefined… like I’m in desperate need of a belt! I don’t feel that way when I’m wearing it though… how does that happen? And is my eye right, or the camera? (I don’t love wearing belts with knit dresses – feels fussy to me!)
Do you reconsider styling when you see your makes in photographs? Or do you dress for the mirror instead? I tend to be a creature of habit, and always reach for one of two of the same necklaces that I’ve decided match something, and wear it the same way every time.