I made this dress once before, but a photo of it hasn't survived. No worries--it was charcoal gray and thus not my best color. The fabric was an interesting and appealing woven boucle with a bit of mechanical stretch (purchased from Fabric.com). Unfortunately, its loose weave soon came, well, unwoven at the waist seam! I mended it a few times and then accepted the inevitable.
It finally dawned on me what this dress really is: the Hanna Andersson Play Dress--for grownups!
Why should the pre-teen crowd get all the fun? However, it is probably a good idea to stick to serious solid colors if you are, like me, a lady of some mature years.
|Worn over a tshirt, it's very cozy|
The fabric is a polyester wool double knit from FabricMart this year. I wish I had gotten more, as I love the camel color and it was very cooperative to work with. I will be interested to see how it wears.
|It goes without saying this dress has great potential as a maternity dress. Luckily I'm not hung up on that!|
|Oh no, the dreaded back view! Not the best side for this dress at all.|
I LOVE the neckline. How did you do that. And I would say the back view is not too bad. Make another!ReplyDelete
This is so cute! I love the way you've styled it with the neckline of the shirt juuuuust peaking through. The back view is rarely the best view. I generally have to pretend that I don't have a back view. That said, I'm not even sure why you don't like yours! The fit looks good!ReplyDelete
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