I have some extra time on my hands these days (don’t we all!!) so I decided to spend more time in my craft room. Sure I could be smart and using this time to work on Christmas presents, but that would rob me of the panic feeling in December.
Trying to find something to focus my energy on I found the 2020 Little Basic Dress Contest. I thought, how fun! The contest is simple, we all know the thought behind the little black dress in your wardrobe, but what could be another staple? A dress that is NOT black, but can be worn from dawn to dusk with different accessories.
I have been itching to make Sonia Estep Designs Mandy dress for awhile and this seemed like the perfect excuse. Choosing a color that could be worn for casual or fancy was a challenge. I love the deep colors of fall and decided to look for a plum color.
Confession time. Yes the dress pattern is cute, but I really wanted to use my new projector set up again to make something. I am enamored with mixing technology and crafts. For me it makes everything that much more fun!
I think the dress turned out cute. It was not as difficult as it seemed. I was worried that the tie would be complicated, however their patterns are so well written there is no confusion. It goes together like magic. I think this dress would be flattering for all body types. The only modification I did was after the dress was complete, I took it in at the waist. It was fine, but for my body type it is more flattering to be more fitted at the waist.
I think if I were to make it again I would probably make it a bit longer. It looks fine as is, I am simply more comfortable in a longer dress.
Check out my entry and others in this contest. It was a fun project to work on. I would appreciate your vote on December 1st!