So, here we are! The second iterations of S2588 has been finished since, hmm, November-ish? Why no photos until February, 3 months later? That’d be my usual run and hide reaction to the camera. I feel uncomfortable in front of one, even more so if Boy and Husband are around so I needed to have some time on my own. Oh and some decent light; not too much to ask in the northern hemisphere at this time of year!
So I give you my most worn dress:
I didn’t make any changes from my first version. I used a prince of wales plaid wool that I bought on eBay last year. It’s fully lined with a green that picks up the green in the plaid. I call it kiwi, husband calls it sludge green! I machine hemmed the circle skirt but did something weird when I attached the seam binding, so the binding acts like flat piping. I like the effect though!
There are some errors in the construction of this dress – all of them centred around the grain of the skirt around the zipper. I don’t care though as this dress was therapy in October and early November; it was a way of shutting up my brain as only sewing can. When I’m immersed in what I’m doing, concentrating entirely in the moment I’m not thinking about anything else. This dress gave me some of that stillness I needed.
I feel comfortable, smart and business like in this dress so it’s a definite win. It makes getting dressed for work an absolute breeze and thankfully doesn’t have any associations when I look at it. I wear it at least once a week – definite win!