Have I mentioned yet how much I love the color yellow? It's bright and happy and oh so pretty. I pretty much liked it before it became all trendy. It all started with my knit yellow hat. I made that almost 3 years ago, and I just picked up the yellow yarn and was like... ooo this would be such a great color for a hat! My goodness, that is what I looked like everyday at art school.. kind of scary..
Anyway, back to the yellow dress. I went for the Simplicity pattern mostly because the dress would be yellow. Also, I don't have everything for the other dress, and I wanted to work with what I had instead of using "everything's not ready" as an excuse to not make a dress. And now I have a yellow dress :)
This dress was pretty simple to make, and I only made one change. I made my own straps. Now, for the straps, as you can see on the right, they look different from each other. The first one I made, I ran it through the machine with my normal, 'I use it for everything' foot. Since the strap has interfacing, it had a slight drag against the foot. I thought to myself... HEY I have a walking foot! why aren't I using that? So I busted it out for the next strap and voila! no more uneven seams. Quality equipment makes life so much simpler.
Construction was pretty simple, I had to rip out one of the yoke/pocket pieces because I sewed it on backwards (the only confusing part of the whole thing). Cris-cross in the back and buttons on front, NO hemming (yay!) and there we have it. :)