Well, back to what this blog is supposedly about: my creative projects. Remember how I talked about Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing? Well, I finally have it, and it's totally fab. I was in love with it before it even arrived, but now I own an actual copy and just want to lie on my bed and look in it all day long (in fact, frequently I do).
The book is filled to the brim with useful techniques (and gorgeous illustrations) and also comes with ten (10!) different patterns. Each pattern also comes with instructions for at least one variation and I want to make them all.
I figured I must celebrate by making something from the book, and since I have a dress project on the go I decided to make the dress using one of the patterns in the book.
Gertie's Seersucker Sundress seems like just what I was going for. It's a variation on the dress with the delicious name The Sultry Sheath and features a gathered skirt instead of a pencil skirt. I love the self-covered belt, but I'm not sure I'll have enough fabric for it, and I'm still not sure if I want to keep the sweetheart neckline or change it, maybe to a rounded one? We'll see.
I ordered some lining fabric a couple of days ago (after much angsting in the online fabric jungle) and once it arrives I'll get started on the dress!