I have been sewing some dresses to take on a cruise I am going on next week. I am planning to wear them in the evenings to dinner. So I am naming this month Frocktober... it could have been Ottobrefest, but the next dress I plan to make is not from Ottobre...
The two Ottobre dresses made so far...
First up is 05/2013- 4 Friday Evening Dress. This is the same pattern as the last tee shirt I made.
The fabric is from Crafty Mamas as well and was marked as a denim jersey. It is quite thick and has a soft fuzziness on the wrong side. I think it is a good weight for this dress. The only pattern alterations was to shorten the sleeves and take the hips out one size (size 40 top and 42 hip).
Back view (taking note that my bottom is not as bodacious as Diana's)...
And here with a scarf I bought recently. I tried to buy a scarf that had all my colours in it and it does seem to coordinate well with most of my wardrobe.
The next Ottobre is from 2/2013-19 Twist Knot tunic and dress.
I made the dress length. The only alteration I made to this pattern was to shorten the length by about 7cm. I am not as tall as Ottobre woman and I thought the length was more flattering hitting under the knee.
The fabric is from Skaffs and is lovely quality. I also adore the print and colour. I like how I managed to cut the fronts so that the shoulders have the same large print on them. Totally accidental!
So back to the sewing machine... one more frock planned to add to the cruise wardrobe... Ciao!