Well, I took the easy road and instead of the walk-away dress, now on hold - I completed two easy confidence building projects. Which left me with some fun items and check, check, two projects done. The first up, was Vogue 8634 - made from a very golden Organic Bamboo Jersey Knit from Michael Levine in LA's fashion district.
As you can see below - it's not perfect - but hey - what do you want in less than two hours folks (Yes, I'm serious - it was extremely easy!).
In addition, since this was a jersey knit - I didn't need to serge or overcast. I would also make the cowl differently than the pattern directions call for. My recommendation is for a a single piece of fabric as the cowl. The directions call for a large folded over piece. This method makes the top too heavy. I recently bought a cowl neck from Anthropologie below - and that was the strategy used - a single piece of jersey for the cowl - not folded over.
I chose the color to rib J. He loves this color and every time he wears it I groan - it's his favorite color - and one I have vehemently disliked (in the past). But, a-la, now I have my matching "J. shirt." If you can't beat 'em join 'em. I will make this again I'm sure - but will pick a slightly lighter fabric (this was a bit thick) and in a better color for me - probably a blue or grey. In all actuality - if I put a strip on it - I could wear this as my Charlie Brown shirt come October:)
I also made some Polartec Yoga pants - but I will save this for a later post! Less than two hours again! Yeah! I'm all for the quick and dirty sew, readers!