After this post folks, I’m entering radio silence. I got my copy of the new Harry Potter a little before lunch and will be engrossed until done.
This trapeeze dress is sooooo easy. I’d say from start to finish, maybe 3 hours? I’ve got it with a belt and without and like how both look. I have to say though, it’s really just a big tent. It’s cute, I think, because it’s trendy. Not because it’s particularly flattering. I’m never quite *this* trendy, so I’m going to enjoy it for all it’s worth.
I do have the feeling this is a dress my future children will someday laugh about. The cotton is very sheer so I underlined everything but the sleeves with the last of my cotton batiste.
I lengthened View A to View B then shortened it by three inches. So, it’s longer than the tunic but shorter than their version of the dress.
The sleeves are ginormous
I recommend you have it skim the knee and even take an inch or so off the sleeves. I think they look best above the elbow.
More detailed review at PatternReview.com
Alright kids. I’m off. Talk to you when I’m done with the book.
I stayed up past midnight last night to go and get the new Harry Potter. My bookstore is also a local college’s bookstore (Johns Hopkins University) and it was a mob scene. They were only selling to the pre-orders. When I walked in at 12:15 they were at number 325! Several drunk boys suggested we all go to the bar. I, went back to bed.
So, at 6:30 this morning I was at the Giant hoping they would have the new book (they did two years ago). No such luck. Sigh. I should have pre-ordered.
At the beach I caught up on US Weekly and spied this article from April 16, 2007
I know, I know, enough already with this dress….
Lot’s of great styling ideas from the US Weekly. I did call Trena while at the fabric store yesterday and she talked me out of the $3 leather covered buttons. I still bought two different kinds, I’m not sure which I’ll use yet. Much cheaper at $1.50 and $0.50.
There’s no way this is getting done before I leave in two weeks, so it will be a September project.
Okay. Back to McCalls 5465 which is currently looking like a tent on me.