I think I may have been a little too hard on Peter yesterday, especially after all of his generosity in sending me the Rose Print fabric, which I adore.
I have been watching the mini-series "Pillar's of The Earth" the past few days and what with all the evil deception and barbarianism I had been viewing, I just got carried away. When I came to my computer yesterday morning 'Tom Builder' had just been murdered and I was crushed. No more fantasies for the day!! I imagine you might have been crushed too!
I soon got over myself and readied myself to sew a Rose Print dress. I was all set to do Vogue s-4987 until I opened the package and saw that it was an unprinted pattern. I have done two dresses using unprinted patterns. I CAN do it, but after two plaid shirts of which I screwed up left and right, I just need to do something simple and straightforward. So I am going to do view 2 Simplicity 2868 and make the jacket from
the vogue and do the interfacing and cuffs in the Rose Print and the jacket in a matching green linen or some heavier weight fabric.
I have already cut out the dress and will give it a start this morning. I plan to whip this up rather fast, that is unless I run into problems and get frustrated. I hope this is a nice easy project with a lovely outcome. I have not sewn anything for myself since last August. I may even have to drag Hazel out and see if she is still alive and kicking.
What fabric would you choose for the jacket? I also think I will need to underline the bodice of the dress. I have no clue about that, but know there are lots of tutorials on the web. I also am planning on not cutting the length and keeping it 'tea length'. Gertie's post the other day along with a segment on The Today show yesterday clinched it for me. I also can't wait to find the perfect pair of pink shoes to go with it.