I’m so close…
I can smell it. A dress that is. I am just loving this version of B5147. It is so darn stinking cute. I think I will call this dress the Subtle Dress and that’s subtle pronounced my favorite way: with an audible B. The way it should be pronounced in my opinion. If there’s a B in a word, I am going to use it my friends. That’s all there is to it. Sub-tell. Á la Français: subtile. They say the B, why shouldn’t we?
Oops, I became distracted by the B. Anyhoo, I am going to call it my SuBtle dress because the holey parts of my black cotton eyelet are so small that the teal underlining doesn’t show through as much as I thought it would. It’s like the dress only winks a splash of teal on the sly. All suBtle-like, if you will.
Last night, I resewed all the front darts, bias taped the armscyes and attached the bias tape to the neckline, but didn’t finish it yet. I want to insert the zipper first before I fold over and top stitch the bias tape. It will look neater with the zipper tape safely ensconced inside the bias tape, don’t you think? I also determined where to hem the dress — just at the knee. Oh my, this dress is just too cute. I mean it. I can’t wait to wear it and show it to you all.
Today, I ran over to P&S and picked up some long black invisible zippers. I don’t want to be without any ever again. And, yes, I had a quick look-see for some new fabric, but my super-ego was firmly in control today and there was no random fabric purchasing. However, I met the cutest woman today. She asked me for my opinion on a color name for a fabric swatch for which she was trying to match thread. It was teal, coincidentally, just like my underlining. We chatted for a bit and she said that she was making an outfit, a dress and coat, for a fashion show later this year. She was wearing an African print dress with the most amazing peplum I have ever seen. She was a stunner. I gotta tell you. It was so awesome to see someone in their 70’s still sewing and competitively at that. It makes me feel better since I’m such a late bloomer sewing-wise.
And just because you can’t have a post without pictures, here are my invisible zippers from P&S, the downtown NYC go to fabric and notions store.
I am so excited to have my zipper now. I can finish my dress tonight!!!! Yeah!