here. It's a drapey rayon/cotton blend, and the print reminded me of Mexican tourist garb from the 50s. The drape of the fabric just screams 40s, though, which is how I came to this design. Also, the patternmaking was a project I could easily take on the road with me. Just some paper, a ruler, and a hotel room floor!
I started by copying the bodice from a vintage dress I own that fits me perfectly, and then I drafted simple band sleeves to go with it.
The asymmetrical ruffle skirt was inspired by this Trashy Diva dress.
here!) and broke one side of the skirt front into three tiers. I made ruffles (with the aid of my narrow hemmer foot and ruffler foot) and inserted them into the seams between the tiers. That's it!
"Yes!" I replied, thinking how clever it was.
You know what he said, readers? He said: "Interesting."
Oh, the dreaded "interesting." I explained very patiently to him that asymmetry is a design principle that some people find quite pleasing. Readers, he still seemed unimpressed. Ah well.
I made a self-covered belt (from a kit that was a gift from dear Sunni!), not that you can even detect it in these pictures. It also somehow needed a brooch.
Now that I'm home again, I'll be back to working on my coat. I'll be doing the welt pockets this weekend, wish me luck!