Hey, I finished something!
The show is set in 1963, so I wanted a dress for opening that had a kind of 60s silhouette. I would never have even noticed this pattern if I hadn’t seen Jorth‘s lovely versions. Thanks Jorth! I decided it would be a good use for this orange dotty poplin I picked up at Satin Moon Fabrics in San Francisco in May. The dress went together really fast and easily, actually, and it was a big hit at work yesterday! Apparently I need to make more sheath dresses, because everyone said it really suited me.
Also, BELTS! I have never been a belt person. Ever. I’ve owned maybe 3 belts in my life, and worn them only under pants-falling-down duress. But I’ve been seeing them all over for the last couple years, and I figured it was time to take the plunge. This dress was just crying out for a belt (I think a self belt would be cute too, but I didn’t have time to find a belt kit… although, you know how hard it is to find a white belt in September? I had to resort to Macy’s). And look, I’m pretending I have a waist! I think it really makes the dress. I may be a belted-dress convert. Still no desire to wear them with pants, though.
My full pattern review is here.
Moving on to SSS day 4 (aka today):
The dress is Simplicity 2443, pattern review here. I wanted to try a jumping picture, partly because I love the way the double-knit fabric bounces, and partly because I’m celebrating only having a matinée performance today, which means I got to be home this evening!
I made one of my favorite salads for dinner, the Five Spice Chicken Noodle Salad that was in Sunset last summer sometime. If there’s an herb I love as much as mint (and I really love mint), it’s cilantro – and this recipe has both, and uses them as the salad greens! Wonderful. Unfortunately I ran out of gas halfway through grilling the chicken, and I had to finish it on the stove. Oh well, it was still good!