This is the pile of fabric at the start my challenge. One of my long-term goals has been to draft a sheath dress in PMB. When Victoria started this sewalong, it inspired me to do the work and to draft this pattern. In addition to drafting the pattern, I decided that I would underline the dress using silk organza and line the dress with Ambiance. I lucked up because I had everything that I needed in the stash. Sometime last year, I bought a bunch of organza in different colors on sale. I can't remember who the vendor was. The red Ambiance came from a Joann's sale. I bought the rest of the bolt and ended up with 17 yds. The fashion fabric is a boucle that has been in the stash for a bunch of years. I think that I bought it from Fabric.com in the early years.
I hand basted the underlining to the fashion fabric. I thought that I would hate it but it didn't take as long as I thought that it would. I interfaced the neck and armscye openings. Once I started working with the dress, I realized that this fabric was probably not a good choice for this pattern. The fabric is so soft and when you press it it flattens the boucle. My invisible zipper went in without any problems.
I want some mindless sewing today so I cut out Lekala 4119 .
It is a cowl neck pattern with a band at the hem. I'm using a red ITY knit from Fabric Mart . I bought 6 yds so I plan to make a few tops to add some color to the wardrobe.