available here. In looking at this again, I didn't get it quite right! My front center panel goes all of the way. Darn it!
here, and wanted to test the fit of it before I delved into the pieced version. But while tracing Twig, I also traced the lines for the Ordinary Day pieces. This is what my initial front piece looked like:
So, for making it out of one fabric, you just place this on the fold, and cut on the outside line- ignoring all of the other lines. But for piecing it, you need to trace separate pieces for each section, making sure to flip the pattern over where the section crosses into the other half of the dress. I thought that that one line was a grainline, so I should have checked against the line drawing before I was done. But, it all did fit together, so it's okay. So, my pieces for the front pieced version look like this:
And here are the back pieced pieces:
I used plastic painter's cloth to trace over the initial piece. I hope that I'm not scaring anyone with these pictures, as it isn't hard. I actually enjoyed it- like putting a puzzle piece together in reverse. You do have to pay attention to right versus left, which I have never been good at. I always get them mixed up.
I really like the pocket, and chose to use the print for both the binding and the pocket itself.
Now, after all of the fun that I had making this one, I decided to pull a few more scraps and make a second one. I used a neon pink knit, a black and white houndstooth, a magenta and black ponte. I think that I went a little too crazy on this one. If I had just used solids with the neon pink, maybe then it would have been just the right amount of crazy, but mixing the prints with the neon, I think went too far. Oh, well. What do you guys think?
But I do like my first version quite a bit and highly recommend it! You could also make it from a single color, and use some decorative stitching to highlight the seamlines, if you want a more tranquil version.
If you don't have this issue and would like to make your own Very Crazy Day dress, here's a link to it on our website.