Alright, so I might have abandoned my blog for the past six months. But, I’m back! And here is my peachy sheer summer dress, just in time for winter 🙂
This was a different project for me, as my sudden change in taste not only surprised myself, but also my sister and friends. I have always chosen drab browns and blue fabrics, as they are practical colors for a dirt grubber such as myself, and their combination with my skin color doesn’t make me appear jaundice. Yes, I might have that awkward skin tone that is somewhere between white and yellow/orange.
But, for some reason I couldn’t pass up this flowery peach sheer fabric. Bright and chipper, I couldn’t help but to smile when I saw it. I decided it turn it into a summer sheer dress, despite my sister’s distaste for the “ugly and retro” fabric.
Next, I had to pick a pattern for my dress. Even though they aren’t often the most flattering cut, I knew I wanted an O bodice. As, I might have been obsessed with this pattern in my younger years.
I didn’t end up using the simplicity pattern. Though, my sister did make the belt for for my basic cotton day dress and it is quite lovely. I will have to post that another day. Instead, I selected the sheer dress from past patterns. Which, had a rather extensive instruction pamphlet to help a novice such as myself.