Another cautionary tale

This is a dress I made I-don’t-know-how-many-years-ago, and actually didn’t ever wear a lot more than once. I was in a hurry to make something out of this length of stunning vintage linen that a friend gave me. (Her parents were clearing out their house to step and she gave me some charming fabric that had been her mother’s.) It wasn’t a long length, if that makes any sense, and this was the first dress that fit it. (I think it’s an old Calvin Klein vogue pattern from the early 90s.)

Well, the dress fit the fabric, but it didn’t fit me. Its shape and my shape don’t get along so well. There are a lot of catty comments and rolled eyes when they get together. Sigh. Which reminds me that even if you are just longing to use some stunning fabric, it doesn’t pay to jump at the first halfway semi-suitable project that comes along.

This poor dress has been in storage ever since, and it’s finally time for it to get out and have a full and independent life, so I’ve provided it on eBay. (Click on the picture to go to the auction.)

Here’s a closeup of the fabric — can’t you see why I wanted to use it?

I dislike to cut up a dress to make something other than another dress (or skirt, in a pinch) out of it. So, yes, I know this would make a charming pillow/handbag/matched set of antimacassars, but I can’t bring myself to do it. If you want to, a lot more power to you!

Here’s the back:

Hmm. It looks like I must have pressed this again before I took photos! Well, it is linen, after all — so call this ‘truth in advertising’: it will wrinkle!

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