Completed on July 18, 2014
Fabric is organic 100% cotton from Fabric.com “Grey Abbey Organic Floral Whimsy Egg Blue”
Vogue Elements 7077 Pattern is now discontinued.
Interfacing from Fashion Sewing Supply–ProSHEER Elegance MEDIUM Fusible
Buttons from Sawyer Brook: 1/2 inch peach “Charity”
omission of lining
self-made bias for neck binding
elastic at neck at 3/8 inch
$38.43 for fabric (with more than a yard left over for facings and such)
$9.95 for pattern (multiple uses…probably purchased with discount)
$7.99 for Interfacing (I actually used a scrap)
$10.50 for buttons
All costs are actual costs–I usually buy more fabric than needed, always have interfacing on hand, and reuse patterns, but all are costs associated.
Called “Back in the Swing” because it’s my first dress since…I truly don’t know. The dress is cute–love the feel of the cotton and it presses beautifully. I don’t know if I like the open neckline and combination of elastic at neckline and sleeve. The sleeves seem to bind a bit and are uncomfortable–but it’s just so pretty. My summer closet was down to three original creations–a navy french terry skirt made last fall, an orange trouser skirt made last summer, and a blue stripe blouse with rick rack flowers on it made probably 13 years ago. So many other things got in my way…so many ready to wear alterations…so many other hunting and patching projects for the guys. So not much time spent at the machine creatively. We’ll see if this old dog can learn new tricks to make more room for sewing and actually get back in the swing!