*blows dust off blog*
Boy. I'm kind of surprised Blogger hasn't revoked my blog-owning privileges. It has, indeed, been a very long time. Being crazy, insane, absurd busy (I'm really starting to hate that word) at work meant no energy for cooking or sewing. After the last post, I only completed one other sewing project in 2013 (though I made a few more): a dress I made for a tea party in September. Check it:
The dress is a very simple one from a BurdaStyle magazine pattern. The bodice has cap sleeves and is lined with cotton batiste, and the skirt is just your basic gathered rectangle skirt. I'd made the bodice lining way back in the summer of 2012 and never got around to finishing the dress. So when I found myself needing something for a tea party, I figured why not finish this? Since I'd made the lining I'd already tweaked the fit.
I only got to wear the dress once, due to it being late September and getting too chilly right after. So I didn't get to test it too much, though it did withstand hours of eating and tea-drinking and chatting quite well.
If I ever make this again, however, I think I'd like to move the zipper from the side to the center back. Side zippers are a pain. in. the. butt for the large-busted. Every time I am afraid I'm gonna get stuck in that thing. And why have a center back seam if you're not gonna put a zipper in it?
But I've already finished a few things for 2014! Those will be next :-)