Have you seen Rivergum's dress? You can check it out on her blog, The Insouciant Stitcher. She took one of my favourite Marcy Tilton patterns, Vogue 9060, and made the most brilliant dress. And to top it off, she made it in a woven rather than knit fabric.
This is my idea of the perfect dress. And now Rivergum has me thinking about using the skirt pattern to create a my own dress. Rivergum used her Eva dress bodice and some creative drafting techniques to cut the bodice and main skirt piece as one.
Since I don't own the Eva dress pattern and I already added three new patterns to the stash, I thought that the bodice from Vogue 1312 would work as well. Of course, I have no idea when I'm going to find time to make this creation but I figure it will be a cute summer dress so I have time to clear off what is on the table.
And that would be the supplies for the cape. I haven't yet pre-treated the melton wool that I've picked up for the project even though I did decide on the pre-shrinkage method that I'm going to do. Thank you for the comments and suggestions! I'm going with the dryer method but I'm delayed until I can get some help wringing out some towels since I'm wearing another brace, this time on the left hand. I haven't even traced out my pattern pieces yet. I'm all talk, no action this week.
And those patterns I added to the stash...
This OOP Issey Miyake pattern I found on Etsy.
And these two Vogue spring releases are on their ways as well. Did you know that Vogue, Butterick and McCall's are currently on sale until Sunday?
Anyway, that is all in sewing news today.