I love sewing functional, useful clothes. I rarely sew anything that isn't for normal, everyday wear. I should really re-name my blog The Functional Seamstress or Useful Apparel Sewing or something rather puritan sounding like that. Kathy Sews is rather mundane but it gets the point across: I am Kathy and I sew. Anyhow, I sewed this dress yesterday. I'm gonna wear it all summer long.
There's not loads new to say about this since my last go at this summer dress. The material here is an almost-whisper-thin 100% cotton jersey I got on sale last year from your favorite knit shop online, Girl Charlee. I added bindings on this dress rather then folding over the edges to finish them. I used a ribbed rayon spandex from the same shop. If your curious how I make and sew up my bindings I defer you to one of my previous posts with details on my method.
I've been wearing last year's McCall's 6744 dresses constantly, this has immediately gone into the rotation starting today. It's like wearing a long tank top, I just put some biker style shorts underneath for you know... thigh friction, chub rub, whatever you call it. Shut your face, you know what I mean. Don't worry, I will address that issue at a later date when I sew up several new pairs of biker style shorts for such needs we thick-thighed girls have.
I'm a little annoyed how my print is not *exactly* lined up on the side. I swore to the sewing gods that I had it just right, but whatevs. When I tried on just the bodice when I was half way done with the dress, checking for fit, I just then realized how this print and color SCREAMS 1990's, all I needed was some jams to match the cropped top. I am generally not an advocate of 1990's styles but I'm totally okay with this.
And check out my garden, it's on fire!!!! I've harvested all sorts of broccoli, herbs and now a giant cucumber to be eaten for lunch today. I may have a stupid amount of cucumbers in the next couple weeks, who needs cucumbers?