This weekend, I really wanted to make something nice, easy and wearable for myself. And here they are: dresses nr. 3 and 6 from my line-up.
Who said I never wear colour? This is a rather bright (picture doesn't do it justice) turquoise viscose/rayon which I bought at the crazy price of 0,50 euro a meter. I liked it hanging free at the back but not at the front, and had made it without side seams, so I sewed a belt and made buttonholes at the side. The partly belted dress is certainly a different look, but I'm not entirely sure about its wearability. I can always wear it belted though.
This dress was made from fairly thick olive-y and thin black knit from my stash. Not very summery in colour, I know, but stash busting was also one of my resolutions... The batwing/kimono sleeves are set in with square points at front and meet in a point at center back (I hope you can see that in the picture). This was one of those crazy pattern ideas which I couldn't get out of my mind. I've known how I wanted the front for months, but couldn't get my head around a good idea for the back until last week. After that, I had to make it, although I thought it would be a hit-or-miss kind of thing. As it turned out, I love it. No doubts here.
Two down, seven to go. And several others waiting in the wings... I think there's a whole flock of retro dresses coming up for this summer, but we'll see.