If you've read this blog for any length of time, you may be thinking, wow, that's not the subdued type of print I'm used to seeing here! I bought two yards of this stuff on the internets about five years ago, before I was fabric-wise, and it immediately became a what-was-I-thinking-fabric. I like the colors, but wasn't expecting such a large-scale print. And I'm not fond of slinky-feeling fabrics, which is essentially the definition of ITY.
Fast-forward five years....I wanted to try this twist knot dress pattern (Ottobre 2-2013-19). What fabric should I sacrifice for the trial? Ah, the ITY I should have given away years ago.
Turns out, I like ITY. When worn, it feels a lot weightier than it does in the hand. I feel a little like the big furry creature in Green Eggs and Ham, haha.
I love the comments I get from my kids whenever I make something new. They are my go-to-crowd for unfiltered comments. They all thought the print was unusual for me - and my 11 year old thought it was a cowboy print.
Because there are "bulls with rings in their noses".
Now, what about the dress pattern, itself? I didn't have high expectations, because I haven't actually put together one of these twist-knot styles before, and didn't know how the wrapped bodice would work on me. The construction takes some thought, and I ended up hand-stitching one of the openings for the twist, so it wouldn't pull open, but I am quite impressed with the end result! The fit is spot-on.
Now, where can I find some more ITY?
I finished the back neckline with FOE. Stretched ever so slightly, it helps prevent back-neck gape-age.