This is my creation from fall break. I realize that that was ages ago, and that I really ought to be better about posting about these things. I was really impressed with how well this turned out, considering how much time I put in to it. I drew out my directions at work the week before break, trying to figure out how best to attach the lining and piece it all together.gatsby dress, altered to fix the problems that I'd had last time. I also switched to a rectangle skirt, from the circle I used last time. That saved me a lot of time, since normally I draft all my patterns out by hand.
I got the purple linen from the Pilsen fabric store that I love. I also got the zipper there. It was intended for another project, but I like it better in this one. The lining is an old pillow case that was white at one time, and has yellow with age. It's very stiff, especially compared to the linen. I really liked the combination of colors. It makes me feel a bit like an easter egg, no lie.
Oh, and I cut out the waistband that the gatsby dress had, and this version looks a lot frumpier. I really can't wear it without the belt without looking like prego.
I've fallen in love with the deep hem. I've been doing it on all my projects lately. I don't know if it actually makes it look better, but it makes me happy, and that's what matters, right?