The Mork Dress
Added Sep 11, 2010
Sydney (Inner We...
From many moons ago…
And distant galaxies away.
So, here’s a fun jumper. Started… well, remember the Alabama Chanin Contest ? I spent the first weekend of that two week contest working on the hand-stitching on these pleats. Before deciding it wasn’t Alabama enough despite the stars and stripesy feel to the colour scheme. Then, it sat on a chair whilst I finished Water and Jam and G’day Alabama. And then, the tessuti and burdastyle and stitches and craft contest: came along… and then… and then… In fact, I started it long before I got the overlocker. And am pleased I finally went back over its innards to stop those pesky fraying edges.
Behold this late arrival from the ’70s. I like its humble and happy vibe. It says, “I am going to the future right after I milk some of these cows”.
Variations. The instructions called for the yoke to be topstitched in place. I lined it up to do just that, when POW the ‘70s jumped right out and hit me in the face. I mean, I like the ’70s ’n’all but I DO want to wear this in public. To tone it down, I skipped the top stitching on the front yoke – it is a little softer by using a regular seam on it. Also: No way was I going to put buttons on the shoulders!
– inseam pockets!!
– invisible hem with the machine
P.S. Did you see the look on the other girl’s face when she saw someone had the same thing on as her?!
heavy cotton; cotton thread; and contrast stitching in linen thread