Sewn while waiting for paint to dry
I was doing finishing touches on a piece. I was waiting for the paint to dry and the making dresses itch had to be scratched.
I had done my version of retail therapy…buying a mystery bundle from Fabric Mart. This time about half of the fabrics that arrived in the bundle were fabrics that I never ever would have chosen. This green knit is one of those fabrics. It screams 1968 to me. ( not groovy hippie wear but the sort of dress that responsible adults wore)
Clearly I have been influenced by watching the later seasons of Mad Men. It is vaguely like what my cooler secular studies teachers might have worn when I was in elementary school ( but of course with sleeves).
I more or less used my easiest dress in the world diagram to make this dress. The yardage wias a bit shorter than I would have liked…so the cowl is less deep.
I was prepared to hate this dress. What is there to like? double knit? in a kind of ugly color? I have been won over. I like this dress. it looks and feels good on. As I type this… a visual memory floats before me. Miss Palmer, known in our school as Mean Miss Palmer, the regular substitute teacher wore a similar dress with a white acrylic sweater the first time she was our substitute teacher in first grade. Despite this memory of the sadistic Miss Palmer, I plan to wear this dress often.
And while still waiting for paint to dry…
A soft jersey knit from Kabbala Man is now a dress that reads as fancier than what it is.
I will play with them later…but the paint is now dry.