Please forgive these photos- glamour shots they are not. My Crohns has been acting up lately, so I have been spending a lot of days at home with nothing to do but rest and sew. Sunday was one such day, where I did not shower or leave the house. Depressing, unless you realize that I spent most of that day watching Project Runway and making this amazing dress. Win! So, un-showered and sick as I was, I still made my husband take these photos of me to show off this awesome dress and decided to share them with you in case I never end up taking better ones.
I love this fabric so much I can hardly stand it. I added chiffon flowers and a bright green zipper down the back. It is intentionally unlined so that it will be a little lighter and breezier for summer. I decided that since this dress is totally my own design, it is the first part of my “Summer Collection”! Yes, I have been watching too much project runway, but pretending that I have my own Collection is fun times. I also have a full Fall Collection planned. Watch out! Too much awesomeness to be contained.
This dress has been living in my imagination for some time, and it came out perfectly as imagined. I used nothing but a basic sloper pattern to make this. Slopers are the basis for most patterns and clothes. They are very basic pattern pieces that designers and pattern makers use as a base for their designs, to help them get the sizing right. I bought a set of slopers so that I could continue to work on my own designs for myself, as well as possible designs for Etsy.
I have a few more designs in the works that I am really excited about. I can’t wait to show my whole collection here! I wish I could make more hours in the day, because I will never be able to make everything I want to make, and the list only gets longer, not shorter!
So, I was wondering something. I bought slopers into the plus sizes so I could possibly make dresses like this one for my Etsy site for plus sized ladies. Plus sized friends (I really wish there was a better term to use! Is there?), would you be interested in fitted dresses like this one? Why or why not? Any fit issues I should be aware of? Your help would be greatly appreciated!
Stay tuned for the rest of my Summer Collection coming soon! I can’t wait, I can’t wait, I can’t wait!!!!