No, I didn’t actually go out without shoes on this day, but I wasn’t crazy about them with this dress so I left them out of the picture. If there is one thing that sewing apparel makes you want to do is shop. I’m not talking about shopping for fabric and patterns because that’s a given. I’m talking about shopping for SHOES! I thought I had enough pairs of shoes that I don’t really wear, but I see the “need” to get a few more to go with the new clothing I make. Just where we store these new shoes is something that will have to be worked out. A walk-in shoe room is not an option unless it comes with a brand new house that’s mortgage free.
Anyway, the dress of the month is Butterick 5601 View A. I made this is a floral print stretch cotton in which the stretch was in the wrong direction. Here’s to cheap fabric! It had a little weight and a slight stiffness to it that sewing and smooshing out the darts wasn’t completely successful. I did the best I could so that it was presentable enough. I needed to minimize the handling and sewing of this white fabric. Other adjustments I made were the FBA, lengthened the skirt, and added a little to the waist.
And the back? Oh, that back gave me sooo many problems. I removed fabric, repositioned the button and the pieces themselves so that I eliminated as much of the gap as possible before I lost my sanity.
Next stop, shoe store!