I had a vision of a gorgeous vintage inspired white collar combined with a dark moody fabric. I thought this space fabric would work well. I like it, but something feels off. Maybe my ridiculously square shoulders push the collar up too much or my narrow shoulders don’t allow for drama with collars. I wanted a large dramatic collar. It’s not quite what I expected. Combine that with the utter failure of my second attempt with tulip sleeves. I tried them on another dress a few years ago and made the same mistake again.
I’ll probably wear the dress a lot especially now with the “cooler” weather. Oooo, 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit. It should get cooler soon though. I also have some leg warmers to make so I can wear under my boots, instead of having to wear tights.
I really wanted a circle or 3/4 circle skirt, but again, I did not buy enough fabric. I only purchased 2 yards.
I do have 2 yards of very similar fabric that I hope will end up as a nicer dress than this.
I initially made a muslin of the Gertie basic bodice, in muslin fabric and it was loose. The last two dresses I have made, using the same pattern, have been tight at the waist. I’ve either gained a few pounds or I made a pretty big mistake with the muslin. Oh well. Time to fix the pattern for the now. There’s also something weird going on at the bust. I still think I prefer princess seams. I might convert it to princess seams for the next dress.
The collar looks great on the hanger, but not on me. The original Gertie Peter Pan collar looked even worse. Oh well, that’s what fabric is for and learning is for, making mistakes and hopefully I’ll get it right one day.
This is my attempt at a self drafted collar. The skirt is my go to box pleated skirt. I’ve forgotten the pattern number it’s from.