|My new favourite dress! (And don't red suede pumps go with everythin?!)|
If you can't tell by the simple fact of this dress' existence, I am a trekkie and sewing nerd.
Trekkie: Isn't is obvious by the print? I was insanely excited to find this collection (sporting retro Gold Key comic artwork) in the novelty prints at Jo-Ann fabrics. (Also, Marvel and Star Wars fabric series...)
Sewing Nerd: Do you not see the awesomeness of my fussy cutting the back pieces so that the print is not broken up/one continuous design? I was pretty damn proud of myself on this one! That's right. Two separate bodice back pieces, two separate skirt pieces and a zipper in between. :-P (Okay, so the zipper foot on my machine is frustratingly not an adjustable one and on the wrong side, if you ask me. Perhaps I was just spoiled by previously using zipper foots that could be adjusted to either side. At any rate, I can never seem to get zippers to align perfectly -especially when patterns tell you to sew the back of the skirt up until where the zipper ends before you put the zipper in, which frankly you should never do. Always put the zipper in first! Then you can adjust the seam as you sew up the skirt back seam and eliminate that annoying bubble that always happens.-But this time, spot-on!)
|Bodice Back with hidden zipper|
|Skirt Back with pattern-aligned seam|
Brought to you by (one of my favourite patterns), Simplicity 2591... which apparently other people have had issues with. Granted, it isn't the most fitted garment (but that's probably why I end up wearing these dresses so damn much... super roomy and comfy), but the style is cute and the large pockets built into the design are awesome!