One of my friends commented on this post from earlier this summer that I reminded her of a fairy in the woods… Ha! So when I made another loose fitting white dress, I had to go back to the woods to show you.
There are some fun design details, especially on the upper back.
I like the front. And the asymmetry of the hemline.
The lower skirt is attached to the underdress – or in this case to the lining. So it hangs freely. In theory that’s great…
But I’m not so sure about the profile and the back view. Kind of like maternity wear Jane Jetson might have worn. I think the problem is the upper skirt portion on the back. The curve in it makes it stand out – even with the tiniest hem possible. Not so bad on a dress form…
But when worn on an actual human with actual hips… not so flattering! In the interest of full disclosure and as a service to my fellow dressmakers — I’ll show you!
Maybe if I just keep moving… Maybe if I cut it shorter. Wear a big hat and get a bunch of cats?
The pattern recommended linen, which is what I used. A medium weight – in fact the same one that worked well on the other Katherine Tilton pattern I just made. But really, I think it should have said very lightweight linen. And even then, there’s always a crispness to linen (flax), so I’m not sure.
This one may be a flop, but I do like the concept. I may try it again using fabric with a softer drape. There’s some fun silk, chiffon and gauze in my stash… Or maybe I’ll save the fabric and my time and make something else!