First, the dress:
So I needed a day-to-evening dress for all my vintagey events, and I found this fabric at WalMart for $1.99 a yard! AMAZING! So I snatched it up. I discovered that, after sewing the hem crooked, that this fabric runs so quickly and easily, you'd think a puma was chasing it. Never again! Never again, WalMart fake-silk-polyester shenanigans! I warn you all (also, does anyone know a way to keep polyester from running when you take a seam ripper to it?)
But it ended up working great for a day at the Flight Path Museum at LAX, and for an evening event at the Queen Mary, a beautiful art deco cruise ship from the 1930's.
The pattern was really great--I think it was a McCall's pattern-- it's a halter dress, but the pattern also features the sleeves and the backing to make it into something a little more versatile. Wish I could remember the pattern number for all of you wonderful people...
Anyway, C&C always welcome! Thanks for reading!