In March we went home to Florida for my FIL's surprise 70th birthday. Which means I had to make a dress for the party! I wasn't sure what the weather would be like, even in NW FL in March, it can get kinda chilly.
Going back to the Sew U Home Stretch Book like my last sewn item, I tweaked the same "What a Waist" pattern again.
This time, I left the scoop neck, used the short sleeve pattern piece, omitted the elastic bound neck and used self-made bias instead. And the most obvious, turned it into a maxi dress. I cut two rectangles, gathered and serged them to the top pattern piece. It is so perfectly comfortable.
I really like the mottled, dyed look
trying to convince him to join me
The fabric is superlight and another $1 yard find at FIDM. In fact, it might be more see-through than I noticed after looking at the above picture, hahahahaha, whoops.
In fact, it's so light, without wearing the jacket, it's fine, but I noticed with the jacket, the weight tended to pull the neck down, allowing a sneak peek at the top of my bra. I think the elastic would have given it added strength but apparently I'm too know-it-all enough to follow instructions. Hopefully the "pregnant women are always hot" thing will kick in soon and I won't have to worry about it.
finally convinced him to join me