Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Two Piece Tank Dress

3 down, 4 to go. This is my guillotine dress. It's a wrap panel skirt, attached to a much beloved (and bleach stained) tank.There's something that isn't quite working for me on this one. It's a little too cutesy, maybe? Too apron-y? Springy cotton dresses are fairly impractical for me these days, not to mention seasonally inappropriate. Most of all, no matter where I attached the skirt to the bodice it seemed to accentuate my every post-baby lump. Not cute. That's why I went for the wrap deal, to add a little cinch action. Better, but still not cute.It looks ok on Helen though, which gives me hope. I'll hang it in the closet and maybe by March we can be friends. If not, oh well. I still learned a lot. Like mitered corners - not as tricky as I had led myself to believe. And ultra soft, lightweight jersey is a giant pain in my arse. And I think I'm over the guillotine dress phenomenon. At least for now.


  1. So cute! Love the color! But I know what you mean - once you make one you don't really care to make another one. At least I don't.

  2. I kinda like it! I think it would look great with a short sleeve/cap sleeve bolero-style shrug made from the skirt fabric...but maybe not what you were going for.