I guess some things never do change… because my first finished project on my new WordPress blog is a carbon-copy for a dress I made before!
Accidents happen… and by unthinking accident I made another Nettie-Tiramisu almost identical to my first! I really didn’t mean for this to happen… but the pattern just seemed perfect for this lovely mid-weight rayon (which I talking about in my Wanderlust fabric review video). Cut cut cut, sew sew sew, and voila, I’m my own twin!
Here’s the only big different between the two dresses – inspired by Froggie’s penchant for sewing Heather low scoop necks, I used the mid-level Nettie neckline fro the back. I love how Heather’s Nora (Nettie/Flora) dresses flatter her collar bones and back but in a daytime appropriate way. My shoulder straps came out a little wider than I planned, but I still like the dress anyway. I’m tagging this project as part of the Sewcialist Tribute Month, which is all about getting inspired by our fellow sewcialists! Thanks, Heather!
Construction wise, there’s not much to say… it’s the same combo of Nettie bodice, waistband, and Tiramisu half-circle skirt that I used before. The waist is stabilized with fold-over elastic to stop the skirt from pulling things down. With the front and back both scooped low, once again I’ve sewn a reversible dress!
Once I started looking at my clothes, I realised just how much of this bright-floral-on-black I seem to have! Right back to one of my first projects, a Colette Peony in Japanese quilting cotton. Here are a few of my “dark floral” creations!
If only floral was a colour I could add to my wardrobe palette! 😉
What kind of fabric are you drawn to again and again? Do you have any very similar clothes that you family and coworkers probably can’t tell apart? And if so – do you care?