Rewind to bodycon era

I’m working my way through remnants and revisiting patterns I enjoy wearing.

This fabric was used in January 2016 for a skull lace jacket I still wear when there’s a chill in the air.

I do wear this in the morning to the gym when it’s still dark because I used reflective piping.
The skull lace still makes people look twice when I wear this jacket.

Back to the dress…as you can see I managed to successfully win at pattern tetris for this dress. This ponte is always stocked in lots of colours by Minerva Crafts.

I was also able to use zippers from my stash.

At this point I went back to see when I originally made this dress.

I originally made this dress in 2013 using View B.
That scared me because I wasn’t sure if my shape had changed too much.

Not too bad from the back view #notamodel.
With a decent press, those zippers will lie flatter on this dress.
I’m happy with the fit of this dress but will certainly try my best to keep my shape in check.

I’ll show you what View A looks like shortly.
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Tame tiger – McCalls 6243

What’s there not to love about a dress made of ponte? Or even 2 types of ponte – a solid and an animal print. And an animal print that fits in with¬†Jungle January?
I made View B, with 2 zips at the front. Check out the hem length on this picture.

I know ponte is usually seen as a winter fabric but with the hot weather we’ve had this week, I say phoowee to that idea.
So I’ve gone for a tame tiger version and the dress fits.

And I did add the back zip for a nicer fit.

While this pattern has been out for a couple of years, it’s taken me that long to get to it. While the hem length is mid thigh on the model, it’s the right length for this kitty kat.

BTW: I’m so glad to be sewing real clothes again. I’m so not a bag lady.
PS: Another meow is on the way with some fabric from my stash and a recent trip to Melbourne. I surprised myself.
PPS: I do eat raw red capsicum now BeaJay:)