As the weather has become warmer here, a friend/ coworker has been wearing a lot of great dresses… which makes me want to wear some great dresses. I decided to make one, both for practice and because I had in mind just what I wanted. First, I made a drawing and then I found a pattern that was close enough to it to work from. Because of the differences from my drawing and the fact that the smallest sewing patterns seem to be size 8 (and I ordinarily fit anything from 2-6) I needed to make some alterations. This paper bodice is part of that process. I like the strange way it seems full, but is empty, like it’s worn by an invisible paper woman.