The weekend of the 19th was the Fall book sale held by Friends of the Multnomah County Library, so I picked up some craft books, and this was one of them.
There are a few other things I might make from this book with some alterations, but this dress was the main reason I grabbed this book.
It's relatively shapeless, but I love it anyway. It is also very comfortable, and you can just pull it over your head. Easy dressing and easy sewing! Haha...I have to be lazy in some places of my life in order to get things done in others.
My dress is made from a light weight denim. A few years back, Fabric Depot had a very good deal on a variety of denim fabrics, so I have about 8 yards of this dark, cross-hatch denim. It was an excellent price and I knew someday it would come in handy for something.
The denim did make the gathers challenging, but I got them done! Other than that, this dress was simple to sew. If I make it again, I'll use a fabric with more drape, and possibly line it--depending on the fabric.
I'm making the second (wearable) muslin of a shirt with a Peter Pan collar, and notching the curves on this collar was time consuming. The collar was also a challenge to sew neatly, so I was being very careful during clipping because I didn't want to mess anything up!
For the first muslin, I cut one collar piece and trimmed off the 5/8" allowance before sewing it on to the shirt body. That gave me a pretty good idea of how it looked, and allowed me to skip sewing the entire collar.
While patiently clipping away, I remembered a tip for using pinking shears to notch curves. But the pinking shears I had were dull, dull, dull and no longer cut fabric.