Wearable muslin in progress
This dress falls under the manifesto. Simple, V-necked, cap sleeves, waist to it.
And it looks adorable. Also, its small pieces should let me cut it out from old giant silk dresses I find everywhere at the thrifts — the front and back alone would fit on old full sleeves.
So I started a version from some old red synthetic stuff I bought at Gaffney’s years and years ago. Discovered that I used said chunk for binding or something, so it’s missing a triangle.
Let me tell you that took some careful cutting including much repositioning and some profanity. I ended up folding the selvedges into the center fold to have enough fold to cut on.
I’m making the short sleeved version, V-neck of course, without any fuss on it.
If the dress works on me, I have some ideas…