I am still hard at work on the wrap dress. After feeling discouraged by fitting problems I pushed on and added the cuffs to the sleeves and set the sleeves in. I adjusted ease by machine basting two lines of stitches. Just a slight gather was needed to match the sleeve cap to the shoulder edge and I got them sewn in on the first try. Wow! And both sides match.
Now that my confidence is up again I decided that an adjustment won’t be needed for the cross-over edges. It isn’t an effective wrap dress because I still need to wear a camisole underneath. It is not wrappy enough for full coverage. Which is okay since I have cami’s of every colour of the rainbow. It is a good way to tie in the red that I think will look nice with this dress.
My other dilemna is that the thing I love about the fabric-the contrast between navy and white-now might look too costumey. In short I feel like Two-Face.
To get around this effect I may embroider something in white on the navy to break up the colour-block or fuse an applique of some kind. The other alternative is to dye the whole thing navy or take off the bodice and make it a skirt. Any suggestions are welcomed.
Or I could just get a posse of henchmen and go up against Batman.
Suggestions please! Embroidery, applique, make it a skirt or it looks fine as is…
What I’m listening to: Shampoo by Elvis Perkins