The SuBtle dress and other things
Yes, I finished my SuBtle dress and I just adore it. This dress fits like a glove. I don’t think I could get a better fit in the back. Seriously. This dress follows every curve. The front darts are in their proper places now that I lowered the bust and fisheye darts by 1/2 inch to 7/8 inch respectively. Here are some details of the interior construction.
Even though this dress is really fitted, it’s still incredibly comfortable to wear, if a bit wrinkly. I have been wearing it for four hours already and still love it. Nothing is bothering me at all. The tiny flashes of teal blue just tickle me. I think I may have to have at least 3 eyelet outfits in my rotation.
In other sewing news, Carolyn opened my eyes about a new on-line notions store, Newark Dressmaker Supply, when I mentioned to her I was running out of packets of bias tape and needed to stock up. She said I should just buy a roll of 100 yds of bias tape. And I said what????? Rolls of bias tape? Sign me up! I just received my 4-100 yd rolls of double fold bias tape in the most common colors: black, navy, natural, and white.
I think I’m stocked up for the next 20 years, don’t you think?
Also, I have been avidly following the discussion on women in their 40’s and older becoming invisible to the public at large over at Not Dead Yet Style. I have definitely been feeling invisible to the opposite sex the last two years. At first I attributed it to not being in shape and never losing the baby weight, but now I wonder if it’s because I just look older and am no longer a “desirable person”, plain and simple. Food for thought. What do you think? Do you feel invisible?