Again, I couldn’t help but make two of the same pattern! This time the pattern is the Bronx dress from SBCC, with some fit alterations (armhole redo, back width increase, sleeve redraft). As I’m sure I’ve mentioned on this blog before, I just love the fit and flare shape. What I especially love about this dress, though, is that I can sew it in way less than 2 hours, from cutting the fabric to hemming. Plus, it only takes like 1.5 yards of fabric, so it’s kind of a stash-buster, too.
I made this wallpaper floral knit dress first, just because I adore the fabric. It might be a little bold for Paris, but I like bright colors and patterns, so I guess I’ll just stick out. Plus, the poppies will remind me of California when I’m homesick.
Looks like I could use a it of a sway back adjustment, too, but I don’t see back there too often 🙂
Simple and comfy, yet a bit dressy. My kind of travel outfit.
So the second dress came about because I got my schedule for school in Paris. The first three official days are going to be spent working Paris Fashion Week! Backstage, we’ll be assisting the models into their haute couture garments. Holy crap, guys, I will be able to touch and see the insides of haute couture dresses!
But the catch is that we have to wear black. For three days. Clearly I don’t really *do* black clothing (my dark neutral is navy, obviously). In fact I’ve only made two black garments (I believe, though my memory is pretty crap): this black skirt, which I made for a funeral, and a pair of black pants that wasn’t properly blogged about and no longer exist in my wardrobe.
Of course, I immediately ran out to buy a few yards of black stretch knit and whipped up another Bronx dress. With the leftovers, I made a simple black tee to go with some RTW black pants I already owned (to be blogged about shortly). Two outfits is going to have to be good enough for three days….hopefully no one notices.
A black dress is definitely a useful staple item in a wardrobe, and perhaps more appropriate for Paris, so I’m really pleased with the addition. Plus, I can make it more colorful with accessories! I’m in NY now visiting family, but a little over a week until I make my flight to France!