You may recall a few sneak peaks I shared when I wrote about surrendering after burning myself out on Let's Farbenmix and everything else in my life. This dress is a "frankendress" as it's a mix of several patterns and concepts. Maybe better said that it's like those books we had as kids where you picked the head, the body and the legs.
- The neckline is inspired by the Brooklyn Tank in Sewing Clothes Kids love.
- The bodice and skirt are based on my self-drafted knit T-shirt block
- The hemline was inspired by a couple of my pattern drafting books and 3 designs from Don, Weekend Designer's amazing website: XOX Skirt, Island Flouncer, and Tiered Gown. Is he amazing or what?!
All in all, the armscye is a bit tight against my armpit, but after dancing in class for an hour of rumba and an hour of Salsa (with so many spins I was green), it held up and didn't bother me one bit. Until I looked in the mirror or down at my dancing hem, I didn't even know I was wearing a dress. SO comfy! Yay! WIN!
And then, I wore it to celebrate the 4th of July as I danced with several different friends from my local dance studio. We danced to Maia Santell and her freakin awesome band. That lead guitar player in the middle ROCKED it like no body's business and the young guitar player on the far right had an amazing voice! He's grown up on stage.
I love how the hot pink and pale pink nylon lycra swimwear fabric flutters in the wind as I walk. And, isn't this lovely white star on blue knit jersey from Girl Charlee AWESOME? Perfect for the 4th of July, eh?