Monday, July 22, 2013

The Prison Maiden Dress

I believe either Mission Impossible or the James Bond theme music is playing right now...

 As I was walking to the mailbox in my brand new dress my father hollered out, “What are you? A prison maiden?" Apparently the new dress code for inmates is pink and oatmeal stripes made from a Hummingbird top and a Tiramisu skirt. Now you too, are enlightened, as I was. But when I saw this pin I knew a simple tee was not what my new fabric was destined to be, even if the finished result was inmateish. 
easy to do with hummer top and tira skirt
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As I said, I used my 35 Hummingbird top for the bodice of the dress. I do not know why, unless it is because the fabric is so lightweight but the waistline rode up a little higher than I wanted. 
Somehow I figured wrong and cut my Tiramisu skirt waist too big. Maybe I should have checked the measurements of the pieces before I cut... ;) I stretched the skirt according to the directions to get the correct drape and serged off the extra 1 inch of skirt at the side seams, tapering down for a super fit. No visible evidence of my booboo. I added woven pockets again. The dress went together super quick and is a comfy fun everyday dress. It passed the trampoline (kinda) and road trip (totally) tests. My only complaint is the fabric was too see through so I had to make a slip for the skirt. Now I will leave you with the fascinating saga of my prison break!
What are you looking at! Why do you want to know when I
bought this fabric?
BUSTED!!! Caught buying fabric and breaking her stashbusting pledge! Leader fails and panic ensues as fabric
starved seamstresses run for the shops. (sounds like a pretty good news article to me.)
Lalala, look at me twirling in my twirly skirt... Are you dizzy yet?

PRISON BREAK!! Fabric addict escapes and runs for the hills. 
Help me dirty doggy, you're my only hope! ;)


Well, I hope that brought a smile to your face. I sure had fun setting up a photo shoot based on a prison break theme. 

While we should always try to do our best and not give up; sometimes we fail, give in to temptation, and fall short of our goals and expectations. Thankfully the consequences of this failure had very little adverse effects since it didn't really have a chance to sit in my stash and I got a very wearable dress out of it. I hope your stashbusting endeavors are going well. If they're not at least you know you aren't alone at falling off the bandwagon. Watch out for the fabric police though! 

14 comments:

One BLESSED mommie said...

LOVE IT!! you make me laugh!! LOL!!

carihomemaker.com said...

Very cute. Totally worth breaking a fabric fast to get that dress.

Donna Hensley said...

I love it! I agree, that dress was worth a little pledge breaking. :)

Diana said...

Really,really cute. Love the chevron on the skirt.

EmSewCrazy said...

Told ya it would be a good one! Glad it made you laugh.

EmSewCrazy said...

Thanks. I'm having fun wearing it.

EmSewCrazy said...

Thanks. You guys are way too supportive of my little failure! :)

EmSewCrazy said...

Thanks! The pattern is set up to help you make the chevrons. I love how easy it makes it with such great results!

mymodernvintage said...

Looks great so you are off the hook for not sewing from your stash :-)

EmSewCrazy said...

Thanks! It's turning out to be a well worn summer piece.

Cation Designs said...

Great mashup of two patterns! Dads have the best/most random comments, don't they? I don't think this looks like a prison inmate outfit at all. And shhhh, I've bought stuff too!

kbenco said...

I love the stripe direction change between the top and the skirt, what a way to fancy up a knit dress, it looks terrific. Your photo shoot and story are so much fun.

EmSewCrazy said...

Yep, Dad's always have the most interesting things to say. Yeah... we won't talk about the fabric that's been bought...

EmSewCrazy said...

Thanks! I thought it was a fun combo. The photo shoot was a lot of fun to do. Glad you enjoyed it.