Monday, July 26, 2010

so i've had 4 yards of this red jersey fabric in my stash for years. i had planned to sew a dress, but i became paralyzed when having to decide what style of dress i wanted to sew. i found rostitchery's tutorial for an infinity dress with only one seam. it seemed doable.
Infinity dressInfinity dress
i am lucky that i'm short enough that i could cut a circle skirt long enough to fit me without having to do side seams. i got a bit overzealous when cutting the waist, however. i was shaving off a bit at a time to make sure the fit was right but then i overdid it, so i had to insert some 1/2" elastic in the waistband so that the skirt will stay up.

originally i was going to finish all the seams with a rolled hem but i got lazy. and actually i'm not sure i would want to draw attention to the edges of the bands.
Infinity dressInfinity dress
i love the swishiness of the skirt. this look is very marilyn.
Infinity dressInfinity dress
it takes a little bit of work to make sure that everything gets properly covered and that it's wrapped securely enough. there are a lot of looks that i've chosen not to work, just because they're a bit too revealing for my taste.
Infinity dressInfinity dress
this one's actually my favorite. i like the asymmetry in the back.

i think it looks dressy enough that i could wear it to a cocktail party (if i ever went to such things) but it's versatile so i can also wear it to a more casual affair. ok, i wore it to the grocery store, but only because it was laundry day.

i think i made the right choice. now i have a gorgeous red dress with limitless style possibilities, and it only took an evening to sew.

7 comments:

  1. Mission accomplished! Wow, I have to say, I'm not sure about the infinity dress for myself, but I really like yours. I think option 3 is my favorite. It looks like a great pick for summer.

    ReplyDelete
  2. That's gorgeous! The first and third stylings are my favorites.

    ReplyDelete
  3. It just so well done!

    It fits you PERFECT! You look really, really hot and classy in that dress.

    Well done.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Option 2 is my favorite. I like it.
    B.Rgds.
    <3 Jolanda <3

    ReplyDelete
  5. What a great dress! I actually love the Marilyn look the best!

    ReplyDelete
  6. It's gorgeous! I like view #3. What an interesting construction, I'm going to have to check that out.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Very pretty. I love how it looks on you.

    ReplyDelete

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...