I am soooo happy with the dress I am making from Simplicity 3559, I am thinking of whipping up another one out of some fabric that has been in my stash for ages.
I love this fabric! It makes me happy just looking at the picture 🙂 I really should sew it up. (For the record, the darker bits are shadows of palm fronds, not colour changes in the fabric.)
I originally bought the fabric for the dress version of the pictured pink tunic:
But I notice both dresses have quite similar lines – albeit a completely different neck, and pattern piece shape – to the Simplicity 3559 I have been making, that looks so nice on me.
So, my question is, do I want the neckline on the Project Runway dress enough to make that pattern up? Or do I like the nice fitting, sillouette and easy-to-sew-uppedness of a pattern I have already sewed?
Ok, so looking at some of the reviews of the project runway pattern on patternreview.com, the looks I like best are those done in a single plain colour with contrast piping. Though the boldly patterned ones, like Raindrops and Bellyflops’ version, appeals too. Hmmm… (that blog post of Raindrops and Bellyflops is worth a read just for the great description of dressing for her town, which I think is Cairns, in northern Qld. No wonder there is so much to-ing and fro-ing of people between Cairns and here, sounds so similar!)
Moving on from that important question, I have been cruising the sewing world online, which I often do when I am ill (throat infection – ick) as it is so comforting somehow (all that eye candy!). A few things caught my eye…
Speaking of dressing for this climate, this dress from Burdastyle makes me think of the Build-up – in a good way. As in, I think in this dress would help bear all that heat and humidity. Ooooh! I just remembered, I have some delicious chambray in my stash. Mmmm!
Look at the technical drawing. It barely seems worth spending $6 on the pattern then sticking all the A4 pieces together, or the $16 for the Burda Mag – when the local newsagency finally gets it in. I could surely adapt a simple pattern I have already.
Also from Burdastyle, I just want this entire outfit.
Ooh, almost forgot. Here is an old version of this pattern number I found when perusing the interwebs. What a beautiful dress. I love the collar and cuffs, and the lovely V in the bodice back. Click on the piccie to take you to the site, if you want.