Whenever I come across a dress or top I want but can't have, I tell myself "I could make that." Sometimes, I'll actually go so far as to buy fabric and think about a pattern.
The mantra "I could make that" isn't completely unfounded. I know how to sew, understand how certain fabrics work and can sort of operate a sewing machine. In college, I even made this -
So last night I decided to actually put a little effort into seeing one of these whims to its conclusion.
Here's the sketch with measurements and start of a dress pattern. With some luck, I'll be able to have a dress that looks vaguely like Debbie Harry's in Blondie's Heart of Glass video.
And with cats helping, I'll definitely have it ready in time for my friend's wedding in April.
Unfortunately I was too tired to remember to take a photo of the final cut dress pattern. I'll see what I can do about this in the future.