Added Sep 9, 2011
New York, New Yo...
I was on the verge of abandoning this bow print dress sewn from Vogue 1207 when someone who reads my blog pointed out that this print is actually Marc Jacobs. (I got it for $5/yard at Metro Textile Corp. on 37th Street in NYC and had no idea. I just knew I loved it and couldn’t let it go to waste.) Maybe it’s me, but this pattern seemed flawed. I followed all directions to the letter and when it was done, I couldn’t raise my arms at the shoulder. Which looks pretty stupid. Try it sometime. So I indelicately hacked away at the sleeves until I had some mobility. The results are cute from the front, lovely from the back, and a little side-boobish from the side. Oh well, my husband likes it.
I also ripped off the original skirt, which made me look lumpy, and drafted my own A-line. I used a cream coloured corduroy because it’s after Labour Day and I like breaking all the rules.
You can read more about this dress’ origins on my blog (I sewed it during a hurricane, after getting punched in the face by a crackhead; there should be special NYC Girl Scout badges for that which I can sew to the inside, right?). http://mybeaubaby.blogspot.com/2011/09/finished-marc-jacobs-bow-print-dress.html
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