This dress is fairly Eastery for September, but that didn’t stop me from wearing it when I finished it last weekend.
It’s a whole lotta pink! A little girlier than I’d intended. I just can’t seem to stop picking up pink fabric.
The pattern is the Lisette Passport Dress (Simplicity 2209) by Liesl Gibson. While it’s not a particularly intricate pattern, it’s the most ambitious one I’ve sewn so far, and I’m really happy with how it turned out. It’s not perfect, but I’m proud of the finishing work and the fitting I did. Special thanks to my friend Amy G., seamster extraordinaire, who helped me figure out how to shorten the straps after I’d already completely finished them. That was the trickiest bit.
I had read that inserting the zipper as instructed was frustrating, so I ended up using an invisible zipper and this tutorial instead.
Besides the zipper part, the directions are very good, better than most commercial patterns I’ve used recently.
The linen fabric came from the fabric market in Hannover, Germany from when we lived there. Silver necklace from silversmith Gaines Kiker in Blowing Rock, NC. Silver earrings from a shop in Brookline, MA—-they’re over 10 years old so I don’t remember the name, sorry. Belt from Marshalls.
I’m already cutting out another version of the dress—if I can just figure out how to line it. For more of my sewing, click here.
In other news, I’ve really been getting into my nonfiction book project. So good to feel it finally starting to gel. A hint: it has to do with fashion.
Coming up on the blog: green beans! Craft books! All kinds of thrills.