When the cold shoulder trend started, I laughed and thought, I will never, ever get on that bandwagon. Hahaha! Never, say never! As I kept seeing more and more bloggers making cute versions, I finally decided to try it out for myself.
And the verdict is.....I love it! I used a animal print rayon knit, and Butterick 6425. This has lots of views, and mine is a hybrid between the dress body of View B, and the sleeves of View C. I also angled out the bottom of my dress a couple of inches to make it more like a swing dress. Rayon knits have a horrendous tendency to show all of your lumps and bumps, and I thought this might help reduce that.
This is really a lightweight fabric, but I can wear it with pants and a poncho for when I want to feel more covered up.
And I'm wearing it unbelted, but it would be easy to add a belt to get more waist definition. This was my test garment, and I am definitely excited to make it again with a couple of adjustments- I'll add a couple of inches to the length, and I'll do a full bust adjustment.
I've also sewed a few things for my daughters this month, but it is difficult to get them to pose for photos! This is a maxi skirt using the Burda magazine pattern that I had made before here. And the tank top is made from Kwik Sew 3882.
The fabric was from a Fabric Mart mystery bundle that she bought me for Christmas. I love mystery bundles! This is a cotton jersey and I trimmed it with black fold over elastic, and black twill tape for the drawstring.
The daughter that I made this for is going to visit my youngest daughter in Madagascar this week! I thought that this would be colorful and fun for her trip. I even added some beads to the drawstring.
My oldest daughter is the maid of honor in a wedding next week. I have made her dress for the wedding, and hopefully will be getting some photos of her in it soon!
How about you- have you tried the cold shoulder trend yet? If yes, what did you think?