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May 27

Dresses: not just the sum of their parts!

Now that we have our first summer show up and running, I get to concentrate on the second summer show – which goes into first dress rehearsal tomorrow!  Yikes!

The same actress who wore this dress will be in play #2, in a smaller role.  She’s playing Miss Framer in ‘Lettice and Lovage’ – I envisioned her in a tweedy skirt and white blouse.  The problem: my actress is allergic to wool!

I found this fabric at JoAnn’s – 100% acrylic, but it “reads” as wool.  I needed to turn the skirt around fast, and didn’t have time to futz around with toiles or new patterns.  So – I grabbed the skirt pattern from McCall’s 7345, and made it into a standalone skirt.  It worked like a charm!

I bet the top would make a super cute blouse, too…. Hmmm…..