When I made the Atessa dress, I ended up with a lot of material left over.
Don’t know why. The material was wider than I thought? Anyway, there it languishes in my stash.
I didn’t know what I would do with it. Then I saw this dress at the Met.
The fabric is a similar color range, and is also cotton. The pattern in the fabric is different (mine is more paisley) but both are equally busy.And I’m quite fond of the bustle era. So yummy.
I know I have said this before but I need to retire! I need more time to sew up and knit up my ideas and I need more places to wear these things! I need more weekends like CoCo and the Dickens Festival where I can wear MULTIPLE ensembles! I keep piling up more and more outfits and I can’t possibly wear them all in one year! And yet telling myself to stop is not going to happen. Anyone else feel my pain?