On Sunday, Stephanie and I biked into the French Quarter to go to the Cabildo, which has a museum about Louisiana History. I'll post our funny pictures from the museum later this week, since there were also some excellent clothes from the 1800s on display.
I biked in this dress, although the skirt is a bit short for that. It was also the Iron Man race, so we watched people cross the finish line by Jackson Square. They biked 56 miles and ran 13, although the swim in Lake Ponchartrain was cancelled. It was pretty impressive!Now, at first when I tried on the dress, Vogue 1207, I was shocked at how much it wanted to fall off the shoulders. The picture on the envelope does not look like that! Then I looked again.
Oh, I see, her hand is conveniently on her hip. And I can make the back look like that, but the neckline gets all bunched up. Maybe I am just too short for the pattern.It's nice for summer. It's rayon challis again and is very lightweight.
Other than being able to see a bit too much of the top of the zipper, the back looks like the envelope. I followed the directions exactly for once, since the pattern pieces were unusual. It also has pockets, which is always nice!
I think I might make my Collette Patterns Ceylon next. I'm not sure. I have quite a few patterns and too much fabric on hand right now. Too much for me, anyways. Probably five pieces for different projects. I will NOT become a hoarder and I will NOT have a stash of fabric!