This may be the most ill-conceived, confused sewing project I've ever done. I'm not sure I'm making this dress for the right reasons. I like the pattern but, I'm not in love with the fabric I'm using -- an eggshell colored linen blend from Fabric.com. I love working with linen and linen blends so it is not the fabric, but the color I don't like. I don't usually buy fabric without seeing and touching it first. But, I took a chance and bought this fabric sight unseen. When I ordered it, my intention was to make a blouse. When it arrived, I realized it's a more appropriate weight for a dress. If I use fabric I'm unsure about on a pattern I am sure about, the pattern may trump the fabric and I may end up liking the finished garment. (See what I mean about confused?) Since I don't really like the fabric, I won't be really upset if this dress doesn't work out. I'm treating it like a test garment. I made the pattern changes I should have made in BWOF 05/05 #133. (By the way, I ended up giving that dress to my sister) Even if this dress is failure, at least I'll have it traced for the next time when I have fabric a really like.
Working on this dress is truly "sewing therapy". I'm dealing with the stress and emotions of sending my only child going off to college. I'm dealing with the the aftermath of the break in. If I were a painter, my canvases would be a little scary about now. It's a good thing my creative outlet is sewing and the worst thing I can create is a non-flattering, poorly fitting dress.