What I wear, when I wear it, and how it works on my bike
I’ve not been paying close attention to what I’m wearing. I’ve been working from home and doing a lot of sewing. I did wear the polka dot dress to a meeting, and some gym clothes to the gym, and the linen pants I wish were more comfortable or more flattering on the hottest day we’ve yet had this year (which we spent cleaning out my parents’ garage).
I wore the Merchant Mill’s trapeze dress and got lunch on it. I washed it and the spots came clean, but I discovered the flaws in my finishing of the dress. Every seam frayed significantly in the wash. I had, of course, run a line of stitching at every edge, but it really was not enough–each seam not finished with binding is a bit of a mess. I pinned binding to the neck facing, but have not yet stitched it down. I should unpick the sleeve hems and bind those as well.
While I was wearing the dress, I was seated in a waiting room next to a young woman who liked the dress and asked if it came from Anthropologie. That was nice.
In the last couple of weekends I have done a lot of sewing:
The 2357 fits pretty well and I might make it again in a nicer ponte. I took out the zipper, leaving the back neck yoke open so I can get it on and off. I used hooks & eyes to close the neck, but the lower one is placed poorly and pops open when I sit down. I’ll have to fix that.
9305 fits very well and looks reasonably like the inspiration dress, but feels basically like a very fancy bathrobe. I should make it in a lighter-weight fabric for a nice summer flopping around the house dress.
I’ve been riding Linus as per usual and am very excited by all the projects I’ve managed to finish.