Saturday, October 06, 2012
FO: The Puritanical Pattern Pyramid Dress
Pattern: Bestway C454 from the Pattern Pyramid
Fabric: 1 metre navy / white pinstripe wool and 1 metre grey / lilac striped tropical wool, both from British Fabrics on Ebay as part of a pack of remnants, approx £6 total price. Small piece of white cotton with pre- embroidered "pleats". Favourite Fabrics at Ebay £4.99 / metre.
Process: Somewhat troubled. First of all the moths ate my chosen pinstriped suiting, so I substituted two similar fabrics, using the heavier and darker metre for the skirt, and the lighter metre for the bodice.
The front insert piece was missing, so I drafted my own. I decided to cut it as a simple curve and edge with white bias binding.
You can't really see in this photo, but the bodice is V-shaped at the front waist, and the skirt is bias cut, sweeping out from the point of the V.
I intended to add black buttons to the "shirt front"... but I don't think I will bother.
FL says I look "lovely" in it.
But I can't get The Crucible out of my head:
ABIGAIL: I saw Sarah Good with the Devil! I saw Goody Osburn with the Devil! I saw Bridget Bishop with the Devil!
And I really don't think this is the sort of image I want to project at my interview on Monday.
P.S. Blogger says I have used up my photo allowance. I don't believe them, but they won't let me post any more pictures at the moment. I am off to explore my options...