It’s true! Remember this sack like garment I posted about, er-hum, 7 weeks ago…
Yes, at a guess there was approximately 7 inches too much around my waist, with rather a lot of room for my less ample boobage. Since fooling you all in those pics by the canny use of a belt, this dress nearly completed, from my 1940s dress pattern, has been in residence on Barbarella
Always looking at me.
Until ….last week. How much did I want to wear it ? Lots!!! And do you know, it took far less time than I had thought. It has a pieced waistband, a gored skirt & a side opening that was intended to be press-studded up. My task was to take it apart at the waistband, reconfigure the bodice side seams to fit, get the waistband the right size then merely adjust the skirt top to accommodate & assemble. Oh yes, and insert an invisible side zipper. You know, just like that.
Do you agree with me that there are times when it’s just not appropriate or fitting for multiple takes to get that perfect face …I’d worn this out on its debut to the Knicker Blogger Glory meet up, was delayed in town afterwards to “keep Gary company for a couple of beers” after the lovely ladies had gone & was consequently pooped. The dress was a hair’s breadth from being chucked in the wash. Photos needed to be taken. “I don’t care, just take it” might have been issued from my lips just as the shutter went down.
But it is an overriding success. It fits. It has a waist. It’s super comfy & the best? It’s survived the wash without needing ironing! I am wearing it to work tomorrow …woo hoo! New frock. Thank you Debbie once again for sending me this fabric, I LOVE it.