Friends, you know I’m almost right on quota for last month. Everything has just seemed to fall in place and the stars have aligned. Here’s garment no. 2 for the month of January – no. 3 is coming right up. Meet my second version of the shirtdress – Green with Envy! She’s made of an emerald green rayon ponte knit that I got from Yellow Bird Fabrics. All round, I’m pretty delighted with this version. I changed up the sleeve a bit and made some fitting adjustments for the bodice given the fact that this is a knit. I took Lauren’s advice for this from when I posted about my first attempt at knits. She warned that all knits are different and to stretch them to fit, which I did. The result took out all of the built in ease in the sleeve and side seams – and you all remember my deal with putting my arms in front of me comfortably. Go figure. Stretch fabrics are awesome that way, especially when they have great cross-grain stretch with little to no straight grain stretch.
The only thing better than feeling like a rockstar in this dress is that I swear I’m wearing pajamas. Good heavens this thing is comfortable. Not only that but I’ve never been especially fond of this particular shade of green and I have no idea why. It does some divine things for my coloring, dontcha think?
I made the belt using this as my inspiration for it. It keeps closed with a couple of snaps. It totally reminds me of some sort of cake confection. I’m happy with that – most times I tend to overdo this type of thing but here its just a brilliant accessory. Just enough, you know.
I’m pretty proud of myself and this dress. Sigh. What can I say? I get all sorts of looks when I wear it. Mr. S says it will most definitely come in handy around St. Patrick’s Day and I have to agree. In fact, he could probably just ship me off to Ireland and I would fit right in, red hair and all.
With that Friends, have an early St. Patty’s Day Irish Coffee on me. PS ~ Happy Groundhog Day! Yay!