As it turns out, sewing modern clothes can actually be pretty rewarding!
I was inspired by Netflix's masterful drama House of Cards (imagining a modern jacksonian political tv show while watching it;) more precisely, Claire Underwood's on point wardrobe:
|So on point.|
Just the facts:
Pattern: Burdastyle reverse pleated dress; I was drawn to it by the pleats that look like an en fourreau back.
Materials: Strangely expensive? cotton pique, cotton thread and a miscellaneous zipper
Time: About 5 hours (no, really, this was really quick!)
Opinion?: Really great! I'm going on a summer trip with a good friend of mine, so I wanted a cute but relatively modest summer dress. A few considerations: this dress is supposed to have sleeves, but me with my peasant laborer arms to not to well with standard sleeve sizes and I was too lazy to redraft the pattern; the side darts are really asymmetrical and need to be re-done at some point, and the whole thing needs a good ironing and de-linting.
Other than that, though, I feel pretty sassy and ready to take over Washington alongside my husband (played, obviously, by Kevin Spacey.)
It's only one layer, with pleats all around. So basic, but so nice. How I'm going to keep it white is beyond me.