I've broken a some home sewing rules here, the biggest of which is to not use quilting fabric to make garments. Well, at least if you're an adult. First a picture:
Whipstitch Fabrics here in Atlanta. I originally was planning to make the dress (view B), but making it a shorter length will be more functional when it starts to get cooler. And it will get cooler. Really.
Things I like:
- the colors and batik-y look of the fabric.
- the 3/4 length sleeve, which you may notice that I narrowed, taking out the hippie-angled hem.
- the bias contrast edging on the neckline and sleeve hem.
- the great Australian timber button I purchased from my Etsy friend, Kylie, in her supply shop, Meluna Beads.
- I'll be able to wear this over jeans or leggings (though I'm not really a leggings girl).
Things I don't like:
- this cotton isn't a silky feeling cotton, like apparel cotton, but has a more homespun feel. And it's kind of scratchy.
- the sleeves could be just a skootch shorter.
- is it too long for me? I'm kind of thinking that I might shorten it just a bit, maybe an inch, but I might just leave it as is.
- the shoulders are just a bit wide.
- I will always have to wear a cami, or some kind of top under it, as the V is just a bit deep and gappy which is my own fault, as I didn't do any kind of pre-fitting.
- the too-wide shoulders lead to all those wrinkles and extra fabric around the sleeves on the back.
For my sister: gratuitous picture of avocado plant that I started from a seed.