Originally I had planned on making a two-tone Cynthia Rowley dress. I had some leftover wool jersey from the dress in February to use for the bodice and I got a yard of Liberty for the skirt. I was picturing a lovely end-of-summer dress.
But as I still haven’t learned, the cut on her patterns are odd. I sewed the bodice before cutting into the skirt fabric (maybe I am learning a little), and it’s just too low cut. It’s a lovely end-of-summer party dress, but I don’t really go to parties. I suppose I can throw a skirt onto the bodice if a party ever does come up, but I didn’t want to waste the Liberty on something I’d only wear once a year.
So I made the skirt fabric into another button-back top. This time I went with version 3, with the cut-out in front and the ties. Here it is with the sailor skirt, if you can make it out
And here’s a close up, which brings me to pattern placement: Doesn’t the cut-out look like a mouth, and don’t the two dark blue daisies on my shoulders look like eyes? NOM NOM NOM!!
I only had a yard of fabric to work with, so I probably couldn’t have done anything about that even if I had noticed. I’m just glad I can’t see it when I’m wearing it.
Ok, you are just ridiculously talented. The whole ensemble is fab. You really rock that Collette pattern.
(And the mouth is pretty funny. But never would have noticed if you had not said anything.)