The next part of my Sew a Seasonal Wardrobe is this StyleArc Tammy dress and overlay made from a very fine merino from Global Fabrics, Dunedin, bought when I was there several years ago.
The Tammy dress is a simple tank dress, which, surprisingly for a StyleArc pattern, fitted me with no adjustments needed.
The overlay is supposed to be an integral part of the dress, but I made mine removable so that I could wear the dress under other parts of my SSW. It is also supposed to be open from the back neck, but I felt that my fabric was too floppy and originally sewed the whole of the back seam. I later unpicked half the seam and finished it with a vintage button.
I used this button to give some interest to what is a very plain dress. I struggled to find a suitable button that didn’t have a shank, but eventually found this one, the origins of which are completely unknown to me.
Because I separated out the overlay, I can remove it and use my velvet jacket as a cover up for evening or casual dinner.
The colour of the dress isn’t perfect, but it is acceptable.
So a simple dress, that took a few short hours to whip up. I have been meaning to make this for a while, and have been inspired by Meggipeg’s several versions, although when I tried to link I couldn’t find any! Megan has been
nagging me gently suggesting that I make this ever since she discovered I had bought the pattern in last year’s sale. So Megan – here it is, and I am thrilled with it. I cannot wait to make another.
[update] Megan has since given me the links to her makes – (http://www.meggipeg.com/2015/02/stylearc-tammy-knit-dress-x3-and-with.html) and here (http://www.meggipeg.com/2015/01/stylearc-tammy-knit-dress.html