…and I’m ready to party! The Very Curvy Sewing Celebration is basically an excuse to sew a party frock, so I dug this very metallic knit out of my stash and got sewing. Tomorrow I’ll be wearing this dress at our get-together at Spool and Spindle in Waterloo, hopefully meeting lovely new friends!
This is a Cashmerette Washington dress, and on this make, I love the high neckline that I disliked on my plaid dress. The fabric is synthetic to the Nth degree – every time I pull it on it feels like it will disintegrate, but it feels great and quite sturdy once it’s on! I bought it this summer for just a few dollars a metre, knowing that eventually I would need some kind of party dress.
For full party fun, I added a full circle skirt. I just freehand cut it from carefully folded fabric, so I’m thankful it actually worked out with an even hem. As always with circle or part-circle skirts, I serged around the hem with my serger set to gather, then folded and top-stitched. The gathering makes it so easy to get a nice even hem!
Now, I did feel a bit guilty that I’m blogging three such similar Cashmerette dresses in a row… but then I thought, no, let’s celebrate that! While I actually use two different bodices for these dresses, and three different skirt patterns, I think you could get the same effect by mixing and matching any fitted bodice with a variety of skirts.
It’s pretty awesome so be about to make clothes for weekends, work or parties just by changing the fabric! And what a joy to be just as comfortable on your couch, at your desk, or sipping champagne! You can’t beat that, really.
Up next, an ode to polyester (no, really!) and then I promise I’ll blog something besides a fit-and-flare dress!