It is interesting to me that Vogue calls this pattern "Easy Options". This pattern was not what I call easy. Now, I didn't find it to be difficult at all, but I have been sewing for 11 years. I pity some poor, unsuspecting beginner who picks this pattern up thinking it would be "easy" for them to start with. There are some weird angles at the neckline and waistband that require some finagling in order to get them to match up with seams.
It was a little cool when I stepped outside this morning, so I wore a cardigan that I refashioned from a sweater I picked up during my first thrifting adventure. I began with a simple U-neck cardigan that I cut up the front and attached bias tape to each side. I made the bias with my Simplicity Bias Tape Maker that I got for Christmas. I added some buttons bought at my local sewing store.
sweater in original form
refashioned into a cardigan
button and bias band closeup\
I cannot take credit for coming up with this method for refashioning a sweater. That credit goes to Kathleen Frances at Grosgrain. Here is the tutorial.
Here is how I wore the dress in my church outfit:
necklace: local boutique for 75% off
sea green peeptoes: Dillards from years ago
Well, all my patterns that I ordred (and my fabric that I forgot to mention :) has come in. I have big plans and a couple of more dresses to show you. Happy Sewing!!!