Hello! Sorry I’ve been so quiet lately. I’ve been feeling pretty blah since I came back from Virginia early this month. Sewing usually helps with my blah moments but Me-Made-May left me a bit worn out. I was full of ideas but really didn’t want to do anything with them. But sewing is good for me so I pushed through and worked on the fit of some Clovers. There’s still some adjustments that need doing, so I decided to work on a quick project. My last Hazel came out so well I decided to make another. A sunshine dress. This is the version that has been floating in my head for weeks (excuse my Paint.net skills) :
For some reason the sides are smidgen big (maybe the fabric stretched out while putting in lining?) but I am still quite happy with how it turned out.
I used cotton-linen blend fabrics and a soft unbleached cotton for the lining. This was the first time I inserted a dress lining and although we fought a bit I won the fight. It went in.
This dress is my personal ray of sunshine. It lifted my mood just trying it on. I think I’m in love.
The back side panels are gray too but I forgot to take a photo. But this picture of the zip shows a bit of gray, just enough so you get the idea.
This was the perfect project to get me back into the groove of sewing again. Although I feel a bit intimidated by the idea I think I might try making Victory Patterns’ Ava dress. Oh, and work on those Clovers.
I’m not sure why I like this last photo. Maybe it’s the deer-in-headlights look?