Fast Cars, Fast Dress

The best thing about using a pattern for the second time is skipping the fitting, it’s just cut, sew, wear. Using a pattern that is a fast sew to start with, Pattern Review’s Winter Street Dress, for a second time and you have Formula One speed sewing and a comfy, casual dress to wear to the Detroit Grand Prix.

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I found a botanical print knit too pretty to resist at Haberman Fabrics. It was slightly sheer and had a very soft drape, so I underlined it with a solid knit similar in weight.

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To help stabilize all the bodice seams I used Emma Sebrooke Fusible Stay Tape, almost everywhere. Better safe than sorry. I love this stuff.

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It’s finally warm here, so this was could be a sleeveless version, with narrow bindings to finish the neckline and armholes.

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The pattern has a tulip skirt, but the fabric had such a soft drape, I changed it to an A-line and added some length.

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This is such a comfortable, soft dress, it’s like wearing a nightgown.

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The pleats in front and back add to the comfort.

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Cutting two layers took some time, but the dress can be made in an afternoon.

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As for the race, it was a lot of fun. There was a crazy jumping truck race before the main event.

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My husband was given VIP tickets from a vendor. Yeah, right, everyone is a VIP.

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Ok, I was skeptical about what VIP meant, but it turned out we had great seats in a covered , up close to the action spot with food included and best of all, nice restrooms.

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And it really was VIP. The man standing in the photo above is my husband, the woman sitting to his left is the CEO of General Motors. Next time I will not doubt him.

My face was still red and a little swollen from a skin treatment, so I spent the day hiding behind my sunglasses and hat.

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6 thoughts on “Fast Cars, Fast Dress

  1. Thanks, but i had to laugh. We are not any type of VIPs, which is why I was skeptical about the tickets really being in a VIP area. I just wore the dress to work yesterday, it’s so comfy.

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