Conflict of Interest.
I was nearly unable to take this dress for a spin before temperatures took a turn towards fall here in the Windy City. I barely squeaked by yesterday when I sported it, and today, it's brisk. I dare say, the summer sewing season is officially over. Why the delay? I was holding out for game day.
Chicago is a football city- a HUGE football city. And, here, the home team is king. There are transplants whose loyalties have remained true despite borders, and they're tolerated by the locals; unless, of course, your loyalty lays in Green Bay. Chicagoans have a special distaste for their cheesehead rivals to the North.- I like to call it jealousy, but that's just my take. ;-)
When I started this dress back in June, it wasn't my intention to show team-spirit. It took me forever to get around to finishing my hem, and before I knew it, the season had started. Unfortunately, this get-up is better suited for warm weather and doesn't stand a chance of remaining my official uniform. It's probably sentenced to the closet until spring.
I rate this project pretty-much successful. Unlike my previous post, I stayed true to the rules with this one. However, when I revisit this pattern, I'll definitely skip the facings. I can also shorten the bodice in take-2. It fits fairly well overall, but as you can see above, there's some extra fabric there that can go.
Pattern: Simplicity 4984
Fabric: Japanese Cotton Sateen
Notions: "18 zipper
It's not popular to be a Packers fan when nearly everyone you know is against you. But, popularity isn't one of my priorities. And, last night at the first Bears/Packers match up of the season, I let my freak-flag fly. Oh, and just in case you missed it, WE WON! GO PACK, GO!
LOVE IT! So well executed. Maybe this is just something I do because my closet is still stocked with left-overs from working with the Amish (dark colors, leggings to wear under ankle-length skirts, etc), but I vote for wearing a fall-friendly shirt with long sleeves underneath, paired with some tights or leggings to get the most out of your beautiful stitching beyond summer!
9/14/2012 11:36:30 pm
I am very impressed with your skills! ...and as I really have no STRONG NFL affiliations, I am free to admire it (I'm more a lazy Cowboys fan than anything).
9/14/2012 11:37:24 pm
oh, and clearly, your dress was good luck! : )
9/19/2012 01:41:55 am
It's hard to be a transplant fan here, isn't it? I'm a Steelers fan, and even though we hardly play the Bears, it's like I worship a demon from another world ;) LOVE the dress - it's completely delightful, and very classy "cheesehead." The color yellow is marvelous on you, though I think this morning's weather is a STRONG indicator that summer is over for us. I hope you get to wear this often once Spring rolls around again!
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