27 augustus 2012
The Whale Dress, and a Love Letter to Double Gauze
I realize this might not be the best name ever for a dress, but what else could I call it? there's hundreds of 'em!
I also have to apologize for the poor quality of these pictures: my dear photographer is a little busy at the moment so I had to manage with a tripod and some timing.
On to the dress! This was a super quick project I whipped up in a day or two, from a self-drafted pattern. I gave it a slighly wider neckline, an a-line skirt with four inverted pleats and a heart cut-out in the back:
The fabric is a super soft double gauze I picked up here. Can I just say how much I love this fabric? It's so light and comfortable so I feel like I'm wearing pyjamas all day, but still has some body.
The red is a bit darker in real life, but I like that because it makes the whole thing look a little bit more grown up. I stole these pockets from a pair of Burdastyle pants I also managed to finish, more on that later!
I am going to end this post by mentioning that our Mr. Van Dam has fully recovered from his surgery (he's happy to be without the lampshade collar thing!) and just singing the praise for double gauze fabric one more time:
even though you fray like crazy,
I still think you're quite awesome.