Fabric: 5 yards Grey Kona Cotton, $20, on sale
Pattern: Sewaholic Cambie, $0, second time making
Notions: Black invisible zipper, $3
Time to complete: 6 hours
First worn: Out to dinner, while in Vegas (but not before I took pictures by the pool area)
Wear it again? This will be a work staple
Total cost: $23
I thought this second version would go a lot faster than the first, but halfway through I seemed to lose my sewing mojo. Summer had finally arrived and my sewing room was toasty. Not only that, but work has been chaotic, which left me with little free time where I didn’t want to just veg or melt into my couch.
That being said, I did love making this dress again. I made one minor change since the first time, just because I was interested to see how it would change the look and fit. I extended the bodice by 1” which was easily done with the cut lines provided by Tasia.
I think because this dress doesn’t have the full, gathered skirt, the lengthened bodice was a more comfortable adjustment. I wanted a dress that fulfilled the ‘business’ dress code at work – big meeting days, etc. Sometimes my frilly blouses and dresses, while work appropriate for business casual days, may not work for meetings with management. It was only fitting then that putting this dress together was postponed by work being crazy-busy.
Oh, and why is this the copycat dress? Well if you saw Tasia’s announcements for the Cambie dress when she first released it, she featured a grey dress of exactly this version. When I saw it I thought to myself ‘that is exactly what I need in my wardrobe!’ So, I made one too.
What I Watched: Josie and the Pussycats (2001), completed the last season of Scrubs. If you haven't seen Josie and the Pussycats... well, I wouldn't say it's the best movie, but the ending makes me crack up. There's some funny moments throughout, but I really just wanted to watch it for the finale laughs. Oh, and I'm FINALLY done with Scrubs! I had never made it as far as the last two seasons, so it was interesting to see if close out. It could definitely have ended a season earlier, but the final one wasn't as bad as it originally started out to seem.