I'm almost finished sewing for Chicago. My plane leaves this coming Thursday. There's not much time left so I spent my Mother's Day sewing up B5593. My husband was going to get up and take me out to breakfast, but I'm afraid I would have starved waiting for him so I made myself breakfast and we went out with our son for a late lunch. I didn't wear this dress because the sun decided to hide all day. It was in the triple digits last week and I don't think it got to 65 degrees today. Go figure. There were some scary black clouds out as well. I did want to show you how wonderful the roses were looking in front of our house. Aren't they pretty?
I haven't started on the shrug yet, but the dress turned out better than I thought it would. It wound up being shorter than I wanted so I had to add the brown band at the hem to make it long enough. I think that it turned out to be a fantastic design element and it wouldn't have been as nice without it. I was very grateful for my gigantic stash because that's where this fabric came from. I don't think I could have found a better matching knit anywhere in town.
If you want to read the review with every minute detail I did to make this dress, you can read the review here at Patternreview.com. I wrote up a very comprehensive review that I don't feel like repeating. Sorry about being so lazy. If you want to know anything specific and can't access the review, leave me a comment and I'll post more info for you.
Aren't the shoes great with this dress?
I'm not happy with this latest version of NL 6735. Nothing wrong with the top really, it's the shape underneath and the fabric that clings to it that I don't like. This is a too-thin rayon lycra fabric from the stash. It's a great color and my trim matched it so perfectly. Maybe if I put a belt around my middle it would look better. I doubt it. I'll probably have to wear my spanx cami underneath. Target sells a very nice one for not a lot of money.
I got the trim from the big trimming store in NYC a couple of years ago. I think it has initials like ML or something like that. I can't think of the name right now. Anyway, doesn't the floral trim make this plain t-shirt look like something special. I'm thinking it doesn't need a necklace, maybe just some great earrings. Do you agree?