What can I say……? I am ever so slightly windswept and the neckline on this dress is rather interesting. I haven’t really decided yet if this particular look is really me, my other half thinks it definitely isn’t “what about for a Saturday afternoon trip out somewhere nice” I ask, “not with me” came the reply, “what about for the office, I think it has its place there”?! Some will love it and some will hate it, for now I am sat on the fence. Anyway, the pattern is Simplicity K2146 inspired by Project Runway, which incidentally was another freebie off Sew magazine a few months ago, if it’s free these things have to be tried.
I chose a twill medium weight fabric with a slight stretch, which was suggested on the pattern. The dress comprises a back concealed zip, two darts and a vent on the hemline. The front is made up of three fitted panels to give the shape around the top half and of course the unusual neckline, which is lined. The neck also has a facing on the inside (facings are not my thing) this one in particular doesn’t lie flat as the detail on the front is so heavy it tends to be insistent on trying to pop the facing out of the top. Last but not least the funnel sleeves with a v-shaped cuff, we can’t forget those little beauties.
I found the dress, in general, easy to put together after the false start that was the three pieces that construct the neck. I don’t think any garment would be complete for me if I didn’t have something that doesn’t really work and I have to unpick it and start again.
I shall leave you with a little taste of what is in store next, I have been doing a spot of multitasking this week, working on two garments at the same time (check me out) my next creation is ready for putting together now, after lengthening the trousers and sleeves by three inches, oh it is massive. All will be revealed in my next post, all I will say is it definitely isn’t for the faint hearted.