Sunday, September 21, 2014
The Watercolor Dress
I started this dress about a month ago, and I've been meaning to get it done before summer is completely over and I have no use at all for a maxi-length linen dress.
So today's technically the first day of fall, but since it's supposed to be in the 80s tomorrow, I'm wearing this bad girl to work before I can't.
The pattern is Tessuti's downloadable Eva dress pattern, available here. I've made a few of their patterns, and while they tend toward the oversized-fits-most-without-too-much-tweaking, I do like this one.
I've not been big on the maxi dress trend, mostly because they all seem to be nothing but cleavage and skirt. Now I've been known to put the girls on a plate a time or two (or ten), but the style just does nothing for me personally, at least on me. Plus, being short, I tend to feel really squat in that much skirt.
Somehow, a dress that's less fitted all over doesn't make me feel short at all. Here's Tessuti's description, which is easier than me reinventing the wheel and saying basically the same thing. "This loose summer dress has a bodice that sits sat high waist and a paneled skirt with side pockets. It can be made up in either a short-sleeved or sleeveless version. The Eva Dress is designed as an oversized garment which makes it fantastically comfortable and cool addition to your summer wardrobe."
Fabric is 100% linen picked up as a remnant at London Textiles. I loved all the colors; I just wish they had been arranged differently on the remnant so that I could have used the aqua at the top instead. Also, wish I'd been able to pattern match better on that aqua-to-green segment. But I couldn't, and oh, well. It's a summer dress, I like it as it is and summer's nearly over.
I'll try to get a photo of it on me tomorrow.