Oh, how I love this dress! This is the newest version of Simplicity 3673 that I finished at the end of March. This past weekend we were finally able to get pictures and I'm pretty excited to share it with you.
I have wanted to make something with a tongue-in-cheek reference to my mad love of sewing for quite some time. Showcasing the quote below was a priority and I cut the bodice so it would stand out:
The quotes in the fabric are hilarious! I am especially fond of this one: 'Look at the way she's dressed! She must be throwing Harry's money around!' Clearly I must look as though I'm tossing Mr. Friday's money to the winds, but little do they know I've saved money through my 'sewing know-how.' Hee hee!
I used my favourite lapped zipper tutorial and inserted an obnoxious super-hero yellow zip in honour of Oona. I love the high-waisted style and even though it's a bit time-consuming to sew 8 darts in total, the effect is totally worth it.
This dress ranks in my top five favourite things I've made and I feel like I could give Joan Holloway Harris a run for her money in this! Joan would knock me out, but I'm OK with that. Thanks to her, a secretary is just glamorous and mysterious as an executive.
Thank you so very much for all of your lovely comments! I found the sewing-themed fabric on Etsy. Click here to purchase.
With this dress added to the queue, my year-to-date handmade totals are: