Burbank Mesa

Back in October 2018, I was asked to go to Burbank for a meeting for work.  This meeting was going to be with some VPs of a big, sexy Hollywood company.  So, I needed a new dress to wear!  I looked through my stash and found a fabric that had some of the colors from the Pantone list of colors for Fall 2018, because in my mind, I wanted to try to be a fashionista as possible.  lol

So, I picked this double knit fabric that had several of the colors in there. (The white line running down the middle is the selvage folded to the middle.)  This all came up fast, so I needed a TNT pattern, so, of course, enter the Seamwork Mesa.

I had been experimenting with higher necklines, so I wanted to go with a boatneck.  I had done a couple free-handed with my rotary cutter, but I decided I should try to actually create a little add-on pattern piece so I could recreate the look easily in the future.  Here's my front bodice piece with my add-on layered on top.  I traced some key markings from the pattern below to make lining it up perfectly easier.

I wanted that neckline to be clean and pretty, so I lined the dress in a cotton knit from my stash that I acquired in a Girl Charlee bargain lot.

I sewed everything together right before I had to leave for the airport.  I ended up hand hemming the sleeves on the plane and the bottom is (still a year later!) unhemmed.

I managed to get one decent photo on my trip while I was being sorted!  I'm a Hufflepuff!  lol

Now for some better photos of the finished dress.

The boat neckline has a little fold/drape thing in the middle, but I kinda like it.  I do want to go re-draft the neckline on that add-on pattern piece to try to get a better boat neckline for a future version.

Since I've been going back and blogging about all my Mesas, and looking closely at the photos, I've noticed that the back of the dress bunches up at my lower back.  I definitely need to fix that.  I never notice it when I'm wearing the dress, so I've now made 10 dresses with this same problem.


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