This is the great thing about moving toward a style: I know what I like and I know what I'll wear. So another Rooibos it was!
As luck would have it, I was with my sister in a thrift store in my hometown. I came across this denim-like twill, more gray than blue. It looks fabulous but it wears a bit like 70s poly, and irons like it, too. Boo. That didn't become clear until I was constructing the dress.
With two Rooibosi under my belt, I thought this would be easy-peasy. But in a mad dash toward The Perfect Dress, I made plenty of mistakes. I'm not sure how much of it was sloppiness or my own disappointment that things weren't going swimmingly. Perfection is a tall order, after all. I didn't achieve it on this one, that's for sure.
That said, there's much to be proud of: first time using piping and making my own bias tape. First full lining, which I love love love. A full lining, for me, brings a dress from lovely to luxurious. I feel like I'm gliding through my day.
Like the previous dress, I made a number of adjustments. I was terrified of having the bodice and armsyce too tight again so I allowed enough ease to pull over my head. So I remember if I make the Rooibos again:
I wish the poly fabric felt better close to my skin and that it ironed well (without melting), but it's being worn! I managed to put it on once every day on this long weekend, Me-Made-May Days 26, 27, 28 (rotating with the Lola and the LBD) and I'm pretty sure I'll wear it this final day of May. Then I'll wash it, pinky-promise.
On its maiden voyage, paired with a coral cardigan and a striped scarf.
Now I'm dreaming of summer sewing. I hope we can do some sewing together in June. :)
What about you? Did Me-Made-May get you sewing something you'll love to wear?