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Sunday, November 10, 2013
The Weekender: Craftsy's Sew-Along Dress Pattern
I took the sew-along class by Craftsy a few weeks ago and made a version of the dress with (most of) the fabric provided by Craftsy. It was a really comfortable dress in a knit t-shirt fabric. Although the instructions in the sew-along were less than great, I really, really like the pattern provided, so I made another version in a lycra print.
I think I may have actually made something practical that I can wear to work. I usually go for 50's style large circle skirts made of miles of fabric that are super-flattering but can't be worn without looking like I'm headed to costume party. (Except for severe racism, horrible sexism and a distinct lack of iPads, the 50's seem like they were really great.)
This is super stretchy. I like the fact that there is no pinching, binding or other discomfort when wearing it, no matter what I've had for lunch.
Lycra is stretchy.
I think this is the stuff the Incredible Hulk gets his clothes made out of. I could gain a serious amount of weight and still wear this dress.
Maybe I'll wear it through the holiday season and eat... everything. I
would like that. Seconds? Yes, please. Dessert? I'll have some. Elevensies?
Yup! I've got the Lycra Weekender. I'm set.