more dark florals and my cole haan pumps...
I don't have much to say about the pattern: it's the same one I used here, Simplicity 6820 from 1966. They are both in rayon, and I made the same slight changes I made to the first one. I also omitted the zipper, instead using a little keyhole and a button. Since there's no zipper needed, I'll have to see next time if I can cut both front and back on the fold--the less seaming the better, but I guess that would take more fabric. (Also, I hacked it this time but y'all, how does one do a keyhole on a seam? I know I'm just an idiot but I can't for the life of me figure it out--my spatial relations are totally failing me.)
Amazing how a print can change the feel of a pattern, though, isn't it? I think my leopard one has a bit of a late 60's sexy-secretary vibe, and this one is totally different! I think I'll get a lot of wear out of this dress year round. The floaty rayon makes it perfectly appropriate for summer, and the darker navy background helps it transition into the colder months paired with a tights and a coat (in this case, my pink Simplicity 1197).
I actually have another Simplicity 6820 planned, but haven't made some final decisions. I have a black rayon crepe and a navy mystery silk that are both potential fabrics, and I want to switch it up a little and add a little ruffle at the bottom, a bit like this or this (but longer). I'm thinking it will be the perfect New Year's Eve dress...
Do you have party sewing coming up? What are you making? Are you using tried and trues, or trying something new and hoping for the best? I like to do a little bit of both--that way there's always a backup!
ps: i intend to make the flamingos into some Carolyn pajamas, which i will dutifully show y'all even though i have no hope of topping these, the best ever Rifle Paper Co. Carolyns.
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