Ok, I couldn’t resist Simplicity 8130 again. I had a different picture in my mind of how I wanted it, but I ran out of precious fabric. This fabric was from Hancock’s. I loved the Hancock’s novelty fabrics. They always felt nice, and often resisted wrinkles even though it said they were 100% cotton. I sat on this dress for what 6 ish hours on 2 airplane rides on our way to South Carolina and hardly had any wrinkles. I was very impressed. I have never tried the burn test on them though.
I do wish I would have enjoyed these fabrics a little more and truthfully purchase more, if not all that they ever offered. Boo. I’m still sad about it.
I wanted something Cambie-esque but with my fantastic Simplicity 8130 bodice. Anyway, long story short, my vision did not work. I needed a tiny bit more fabric, so I had to scrap the idea. I wasn’t even able to put the adorable flaps or as they are called by the pattern “Band.”
I added the same McCall’s 7626 skirt, that I love, still. I also used horsehair braid at the hem. It is still the same “soft” horsehair, but I am seriously tempted to buy the more expensive “stiff” horsehair. I will eventually, it’s just a matter of time.
I just had to try to make this dress before we left on our trip. What I should have made was a bathing suit. Ok, next time. We do make many trips to San Diego, so I’ll likely make a playsuit or two. I do already have a dress I like to wear while on the beach, but, I want something even more fun. There are so many options, so, why not, right? Plus, who am I kidding, I have enough fabric I could open a shop.
It wasn’t what I wanted, but, I wanted another dress to take on our vacation. I rushed and ran out of this fabric, so….
Please excuse the crazy hair. It was a windy day. I really do like the boob flaps. They help minimize the bust on me. Perhaps the flaps give the illusion of a better proportion on that part of my body. I think I will make a lot more dresses with the flaps.