naomi ito dress
August 1st, 2011
This was another pattern that got cut out a while back and then abandoned on the ironing board (and hidden by the heaps of shit piled on top of it). Patterns that use bias tape to finish necklines and armhole (armices whatever) usually look so simple, but then they always want you to make your own damn bias tape. That is when this project stalled.
But making bias tape is really only difficult in my head. Once I got started, it only took a little bit of the afternoon to finish. I've been looking longingly at this dress since I got the Naomi Ito book years ago. So, it feels good to have it done...
...and the dress feels good on-- I can tell, because she's been wearing it at every opportunity. The fabric is this super lightweight cotton lawn I found at Joann's of all places. Why I didn't make myself something out of it, I don't know. There might be just enough left to make a super stylish shirt for me out of the book as well.
Speaking of books, I'm slowly updating my library page. By the end of the summer I hope to have all the projects I've done listed under all the books I've used. That of course means going through 4 years of posts, so have a little patience :) (there are no projects listed...yet). I've also added some books to the elsie marley amazon shop. There aren't an overwhelming number of books there, mostly because I try to recommend books that I would actually buy (being a bit of a cheapskate means it takes a lot to get me to shell out for a book) but that means there are some really, really good ones there!
Please don't laugh at my first foray into animated gifs. I have no idea what I'm doing, obviously.