So this is the fastest I have EVER made a dress - from concept to creation - EVER!
January 27th, my friend Zoe "liked" a photo on my Facebook page - it was an old 45 cover to the Beatles' "Hello Goodbye/I Am the Walrus" single and BOOM this dress came into my head. Perhaps I also had been looking at too many Pierre Cardin designs from the 60s as well.
See up there in the corner?
I do this sort of thing all the time - get an idea from something completely unexpected. I've always liked that little swirly part. Never did I ever expect it to turn into this dress!
Cliche, I know... but fun.
Photo from my Instagram of me putting together all the seaming on the top. Also of note: I think my dressform has broader shoulders than I do. Unfortunately, there is nothing I can do to make my dressform less broad!
I used stretch knit for the first time since... maybe college? I can't remember. I typically use polyester non-stretch fabrics but this dress begged for stretch. I actually wish the navy blue of the dress was a little more stretchy/spandex-y but it was a learning experience. Go stretchier!
I even added on this cute ribbon around the zipper I found at the fabric store Wednesday. This is a pretty fantastic idea if you're not so awesome at zippers like me - it hides lots of minor flaws! The only reason I did a zipper in the back was because otherwise the head hole was running the risk of being too small.
I spent most of Thursday making the dress and only had to sew the sleeves and hems on Saturday night. It was finished last night!
So there you have it! A crazy little mod dress designed and created in only one week. I had no idea that was possible!