|Close-up of Dinosaur Designs resin fish necklace by Miss Upsewlate|
|Close up of sash by Miss Upsewlate|
Here's a dress I finished not last weekend but the one before - can't believe it's taken me this many days to post it! At this time of year the days just seem to fly past - one minute it's October, the next it's Christmas! Well that's a slight exaggeration, but last weekend was a sewing write-off since we were living it up in the Yarra Valley sans kids, doing degustation meals and wine tastings left, right and centre with 14 other friends.
Anyway, food and wine are off topic, and I would hate to make anyone really, really jealous.
|Big loose pleats in the back|
So to the M6553 dress... to which Mr Upsewlate seems rather partial, despite its lack of body-skimming properties... and whose colour and twirling potential Miss Upsewlate covets:
|The sash goes through some side seam holes to leave the back billowing|
|Back view on the dummy. The sash is what's sitting around the neck.|
|Side view - here you can see in an inseam pocekt and one of the sash openings.|
|Apparently this is what I look like mid-conversation! Note the pocket :-)|
Too short too. Oops. I know the up-down hemline is fashionable but I didn't really mean to show this much above-knee - I do not love that above-knee section. Please avert your eyes from that area so I don't get embarrassed. Not so bad though when I wear it without the belt (like today - incidentally a real scorcher of a spring day, expected to get to 35C). If you're wondering how long it would be on you, I'm just under 5'9".
|Photo by Miss Upsewlate, who made me change shoes|
Next up I am going to try to force myself to make an adult swimsuit. Scary! I know another dress would be more fun but I've only got one (old) pair of swimmers at the moment and the weather is heating up! Wish me luck...