No, that's not a typo. I said before that wearing it made me feel like a shepherdess...and it's a dress...so my love for horrible portmanteaus demands that I name it the Shepherdress.
|It was way too cold outside to take pictures in an unlined dress. |
I know, I'm a wimp; it's only 60 degrees and not even snowing.
What can I say, I'm not as awesome as Liz of zilredloh.
Although it doesn't have a lot of green on the actual fabric to speak of, I'd still say this dress is perfect for the Sew Weekly Going Green challenge. See, it's using up stash fabric instead of going and buying new yardage, and that stash fabric is actually a thrifted bedsheet, so it's being repurposed/reused, and I can herd sheep in it (I don't actually know anything about sheep herding), and sheep eat grass, and grass is green, and I'm just going to stop now.
Fabric: 50/50 poly-cotton blend sheet
Notions: pale pink piping (picking a peck of pickled peppers!), lots of pale pink seam binding, pale pink 22" zipper
Techniques used: putting in piping, pattern hacking
Hours: 0.5 for the pattern hacking, four for the dressmaking
Will you make this again? I would like to continue refining my pattern hack, but I am definitely going for something that requires less matching!
Total cost: $2 for the zipper, $0.50 for the piping, say $0.50 for the binding, and I'm going to count the fabric as free since it was in stash already, leftover from another project...so $3 total!
Final thoughts: Better than my original dress made from this fabric, but I'm still trying to get over the fact that I didn't realize that I could have put the underbust piping in all at once. Also, I didn't put in pockets since this was a wearable muslin dress, and of course I miss them sorely now. Still, it was a positive experience with pattern hacking!
And just for the fabulous Devra of puusdooroftime, here I am demonstrating that this dress is appropriate attire for herding...errr, wrangling animals (albeit a cat and not a sheep):
|WAI U WAKE ME UP FROM MAH NICE NAP 4 DIS|
|NOOO MOMMY I WANT DOWN NOW|