Tuesday, March 31, 2009

weekend sewing-- trapeze dress

This is my favorite completed item out of Weekend Sewing (the front):
It's the trapeze dress, made with Anna Maria Horner's Good Folks Filigree Meadow. I made the size small, but still had to take it in about 3 inches total around the bust. My favorite part, aside from this great fabric, is that I put in pockets for the first time (therefore justifying my weird pose). For a non-garment crafter, these were really very easy. The straps were crazy long, probably because I needed to make it in a petite, and I decided at the last minute to have a criss-cross back. It'd be easy to make it into a halter dress, too. I could see myself wearing this (and others like it) all summer. (The back:)It's not really that tight or wonky or anything-- I was having fun posing for pictures. I wanted to show off the pockets and the swinginess of it.
I have a really hard time picking out garment fabric-- I'm much more comfortable deciding on quilt fabric choices. I had some help at the shop picking this out, and I feel really comfortable in it. I'll admit that I also have 2 1/2 yards of this Amy Butler Lotus that was going to become this dress, but then I decided against it:What do you think? Could it work for this dress, or should I chop it up for a quilt?


  1. You did a great job on the dress. I've got the book but haven't had a chance to make anything out of it. As for the AB Lotus, I'd go with a quilt.

  2. It could certainly work for a dress...but I'm a die-hard quilter, so I'd be chopping it up!

  3. Looks great! I'm hoping to give that dress a try too... a dress with pockets... I'm definitely all over that!