My 43rd Birthday is coming up in a few days, and to celebrate, I made myself a sassy new dress.
I used the off-the-shoulder variation pattern from Sew Many Dresses by Tanya Whelan
I was not asked to review this book, but I feel compelled to share my opinion anyway. I really loved how there are just a few base bodice patterns and she walks you through altering them to create completely different looks! This one was made with a princess seamed bodice, and then I altered the shoulders, according to the book’s directions. Brilliant!
It is written so clearly and the bodice change was really easy to do.
For fabric, I used a red flat bed sheet (one of my favorite fabrics to use) and lined it with the same fabric I used for this dress. The only thing I needed to buy was the invisible zip. YAY for being thrifty(while aging).
I was on the fence about adding boning to it, so in the end, I didn’t. But I cannot seem to solve the sinking boob problem that comes with wearing a strapless bra! I feel like it would require some heavy duty armor to keep my girls in place. Sheesh. For now, I am hiking the bra up, inappropriately in public, by reaching down the front of my dress.
Anyhow, I think this dress fits my birthday theme this year (the movie Chocolat),*affiliate link* perfectly. I have a theme every year and make my guests dress up. Oh yes I do. We plan on having only desserts to eat. I can’t wait!
How do you celebrate getting older?