And then this summer I came across this dress on Burdastyle.
I was immediately drawn to it and knew I had to sew it. And those scarves came to mind right away. Unfortunately, the scarves are not made of the best of fabric and I stubbornly pursued the endevor despite many setbacks. (It was supper slippery and actually did not hold up well when being handled. I serged the edges to reduce the fraying but I will be suprised if it survives more than three washes; even if I hand wash it.)
|hanging off a historic train|
I measured my bust and the top ended up too small. So, I ended up cutting up the back and inserting elastic. This worked only because there was a group of gathers in the center of the back.
|back with elastic insert|
And then the v-neck was a bit deeper than I normally wear so I added a bit of a modesty panel with some extra fabric.
I simply cut it to size and then hand sewed it to the inside. The pattern has the bodice fully lined and if I had it fit right in the beginning, it would have been just as pretty on the inside as it is on the outside.
I wore it to a co-worker's wedding at an old train station. My husband and I took a picture of us next to the bride and groom's get-away car. And then some old guys walked by and told us to go check out the car show that was occurring just across the street. So we did.
|car of the guy who told us to check out the show|
There were some great muscle cars and other fun classics. And there was this great custom car all decked out in POW symbolism.
Have you ever stubbornly fought a fabric to make it into something it was never meant to be?
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