|Guess where I am!|
|I swear this really happened. Walnut|
just went over and sat down like that.
Anyway, I thought I'd share some pictures and a fake-torial for a dress I recently wore to the Getty Villa instead. Since the Getty Villa collection is mostly Greek and Roman art, I wore my most Grecian-column-esque dress. This was the actually the first dress I made when I started sewing, right after two elastic-waisted skirts. And let me tell, you, this was even easier than the elastic skirts. It's really an awesome beginning sewist project, especially since it's so simple to get such a glamorous result. Every time I wear this, I get compliments on it, my husband loves it, and it is SO EASY. So even though it's a little late for the Sew Grateful week tutorials round-up, here are my instructions anyway. Mind, though the waist is very adjustable (it's entirely dependent on your having a nice wide belt), the length is based on my height, which is 5'5". If you're significantly taller, you'll need to cut a longer piece of fabric.
|I love how maxi dress can make one look so tall and columnar.|
|I made a super long tie so that I could have a huge bow at the back.|
You'll need a drapey fabric, preferably a stable jersey knit, a long sturdy ribbon for the tie (or make your own super long tube of fabric), and the aforementioned belt to complete the look.
|Yikes! There's a typo (write-o?) in here: it should be 54" x 24", not 44". Thanks to the Sewing Princess for pointing it out!|
|Please don't look too closely at my horribly non-parallel lines of topstitching, though.|
I love these super fast projects that have disproportionately awesome results. Granted, this kind of dress is also just made for SoCal weather, but if you're taking a beach holiday, try it!
|It was an absolutely gorgeous day to be at the Getty Villa, wandering around, looking at a great art collection...|
|...enjoying the beautiful architecture and marble floors everywhere...|
| ...and the fantastic statuary. I just couldn't resist once I saw the crazy eyes on the statue. |
I am a serious, mature adult who knows how to appreciate art, I promise.