Monday, May 18, 2009

No Yellow Dress Yet

Unfortunately, no sewing on the aforementioned dress happened this weekend. I let my imagination take over after a trip to a brand new Jo-Ann fabric store (more on that later) and I started to doubt my choice of project. Now I'm thinking of a different dress design.

I originally wanted an easy project, one I didn't have to worry about choosing the right size pattern, or altering the pattern tissue, or any other strange fitting alterations. But when looking at all those options in that mosaic I started thinking that the Built By Wendy pattern might be too plain for a solid colored fabric. So now I'm thinking of working a bit harder and using one of these from my pattern stash. I've only made one of these before (McCall's 8154) and I was a smaller size then, so there will be altering.

So, what do you think, which one below should I make out of the sunshine yellow cotton sheet?

Simplicity 3835
Gathered neckline of top with sleeves and length of the blue one?

McCall's 3133
View D: sleeveless number with pockets and cool seaming detail?

Simplicity 4429
View 1: with the self-tie belt and the pocket?

McCall's 8154
View A: with the V-neck and sleeves?


drwende said...

If it were me, I'd do 4429, as that dress will look elegant in a solid color and it needs the stiffness that comes with a sheet.

LaKaribane said...

I second the motion. First thing that came to my mind when associating a sheet with a pattern: chic sobriety.

Stephanie said...

4429, agreed. You could really play the solid fabric up with ribbon and trim as well.

MsMica...Sewnista in the making said...

I have the S3835 and I just so happen to have made it in a sunny yellow fabric... I made a combo top (with the elasticized neck and the long sleeves with the oblong ties) Got tons of compliments on both the color and the sleeve accents.