I’ve made an unflattering red dress!
Why? Well firstly, it’s Autumn so red sweater knit needs to be worn somehow so that’s one thing.
Secondly, I only had a remnant from a charity shop so the pattern choice was very limited.
Thirdly, I have made one or two Deer and Doe Plaintain tees into dresses previously and they always look nicer in my head than in person.
Fourthly, I’m 16 weeks pregnant.
I don’t think that since I’m gestating a human I need to give up trying to find flattering stuff but since my body is changing scarily quickly and all I wanted this week was to own something to wear for work that wasn’t jeans and wasn’t uncomfortable, this is what I’ve gone with.
Construction – it’s just a Plaintain extended in length as far as my fabric remnant would allow. I also decided to zig zag all the seams rather than use a double needle. This was less a design decision and more because I couldn’t be bothered to thread up a second needle. The lethargy is real yo.
I don’t mind it though, it looks kind of like a baseball.
It’s a fine dress, it’s comfortable, I like the colour and it’ll last me until the end of the year.. maybe? But remind me next time that the Plaintain really is just a t-shirt pattern and it’s not big or clever try to extend it into a dress. Let’s face it, I’m not short of actual dress patterns to use!
Happy Autumn all.