Over the years, I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it. ~Yves Saint Laurent
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Fabric Used: 2.3 metres of Satin Crepe
Pattern Used: Simplicity 2372
Zipper Used: 22" invisible zipper
Basting Tape Used: 44" of tape
Finally finished the dress! I have been slacking off the past couple of days. Anyway...
Mama R loves this colour of blue a million times more than the light blue dress I made her before this one. She thinks that she is "too old" (her words, not mine) for light colours. I think she is being silly and that the light blue dress looks lovely too. But like Yves says, "what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it."
The fabric for this dress has been part of my stash for years and then last year I gave it to Mama R with the promise that I would make her a dress out of it. Sometimes, I'm slow at getting to those promises. I'm sure this fabric came from Fanny Fabrics when there was a location in the city. Or it may have come from Fabricland. To be completely honest, I'm not sure where I bought this fabric, just that it was a long time ago.
The zipper is a darker blue than the dress but you can't tell (gotta love invisible zippers!). And it was nice to use another one out of the stash. Same with the thread, I had a perfect match for the serger and the sewing machine. Having enough overlock thread in a perfect match was a total fluke.
The pattern is one of Mama R's favourites. And I'm reluctant to put it away since Anne has suggested that I make her and Mama R matching animal print dresses. Mama R giggled at the request. It seems like she's open to the idea. I think a fabric shopping trip might be in my future. Is it bad that I say that in a stash-busting post?