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It’s 89 degrees in October

Yet, I made a lined, all wool dress and stood in the middle of Washington DC pretending to be on America’s Next Top Model to have my photo taken by Trena.

I am 100 percent in love with my version of BWOF 09-2007-117 . Well, I will be once I cut off the stupid white tab I used against the grey collar.

BWOF should come with the disclaimer, ‘Girlfriend. Trust.’ There is a slit in the back hem for walking ease. There is no extra fabric on the pattern peice for it. I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how it was all going to work out. Yet, it just does.

I really love my fabrics for this dress. The first is a white with grey, pink, yellow and blue plaid. The bottom is solid grey.

So, yes. Love it. Successful sewing weekend overall. I just have to sew the lining to the zipper and hem the October #105 dress from BWOF.

As for this dress, here’s hoping for a cold front. Because I was a sweaty beast by the time we came in from our little photo shoot.

There’s also a review over at