Next Project for Me…

A dress for vacation! I’m going to make Vogue 8658. I like the clean lines of the dress. I can just toss it on, slip into a pair of sandals and head out. I also like the fact that the pattern comes with pieces sized for A/B/C/D cups, taking much of the work out of it for me. I did lower the bust point by one inch, and I want to make a muslin quickly to test the fit through the back. I got the envelope that contains sizes 14-22, but recently the Vogue/Butterick/McCall size 14 has been running big on me. Once I test out the fit and make any adjustments, I’m going to make the final version from this fabulous cotton sateen that my friend Flora brought back from Italy for me.

It’s even more beautiful in person than the picture shows. I’ll trim the edges with this Basketweave Cotton from Gorgeous Fabrics. The slight textural contrast will work really well against the blues and whites on the sateen.

I’m hoping to get the muslin done tomorrow. I’m less than two weeks from the end of radiation (Huzzah!!!) and I do find that my energy levels are not as high as usual. And DS the younger does want to work on his next project, so it may take a little longer than usual. But it should be done in plenty of time. More to come!

Parting Shot – The Fahionista’s Rashy:
How fabulous is this rash guard from Pret-a-Surf?

Image credit: Opening Ceremony

You may not be able to lay hands on Yves Saint Laurent’s Mondrian dress, but you can make quite the splash with this!

Happy sewing!

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