Added Jul 1, 2011
Brooklyn, New Yo...
I once fell in love with a hot pink silk Calvin Klein maxi dress at Loehmanns. There was only one, and it was a size 2, which I thought would never happen. Ironically, I soon lost enough weight to make it fit perfectly, and always wished I had bought it. This is my version and I actually like it better. This fabric is just amazing. The color is beautiful and it has a very subtle houndstooth pattern to it that shines and changes in the light.
I had a hard time with this because I certainly cut the wrong size. I imprudently serged all my seams before any fitting, assuming there wouldn’t be much to do. I ended up having to take it in an inch on each side and the bindings don’t quite match up like they did before. So, If I sewed it again I would cut a smaller size. Also, I think I would line the bust and maybe even sew in bra pads. I had a terrible time trying to find the right bra to wear with this.
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