I love, love, love pink in just about any shade. At one time in my previous Minneapolis life I decided to play a little game and see how many days I could wear a different pink outfit to work. Care to guess? 10. That's ten days of pink (this is also a time where I made everything I wore except T-shirts, jeans, and undergarments). I haven't even been close to that in a very long time and even though I did plan my summer outfits, pink was supposed to be a secondary color.
Anyway, here are the most recent pink additions to my wardrobe. Somehow I've gotten into a routine of starting a dress on Saturday and getting up early to finish Sunday so I could wear it to church - sound familiar, anyone? These are two of those dresses.
Very Easy Vogue 8379 - is there anyone who doesn't have this pattern? If I add to PR, it will be the shortest review I've ever written.
Okay, I did change the pattern a little. I made it sleeveless. At first I finished the sleeves as they were, but there was a lot of pulling in the ol' armpit so I dropped the armscye down about an inch. Secondly, I followed Sandra Betzina's wrap skirt idea (I think that's where I read about it) and made the under panel a complete front instead of a left-side+ panel. Can I tell you how glad I was that I made this change? The day I wore it to church we had our doughnuts outside and the wind took complete control - not to worry. Nobody saw anything they shouldn't have!
Very Easy Vogue - 8241
This dress has yet to be worn in public. I've had it cut out since before my Dreamgirls datenight (it was one of the dress candidates), but just got this feeling early on that it wasn't going to be what I imagined. So I made it and I was right. It's just an eh dress. I've since decided that what it needs is a very special fabric. This poly CDC isn't cutting it (even if it is pink). You can read my sewing details by clicking on the review at right. (Come back soon, it isn't written yet!) The don't likes are, the neckline was too high, the sleeveless sleeves were, and still are if you look closely, too high. And I hate when they have you put the elastic in the seam allowances. It always makes the waistline stand out, away from your body.
Gonna continue this later. The families due home and I'm in charge of the pizza tonight.