On the eve of her church garage sale, my mom usually calls me and lets me know if there's anything amazing she thinks I'd want. This year, it was 4 or 5 pieces of gorgeous Japanese cotton fabric and I didn't hesitate to buy all of it.
One of the fabrics was agitating to be made into a dress, specifically Simplicity 2281. I used the pattern once before, but this time I wanted to leave off the awkward space-age sleeves. I cut View A in a size smaller than my measurements would indicate.
|Me and one of Bee's children. Photo by Bee, of course.|
This dress has seen a wedding, a fancy dinner and a few work days, and I've been excited to wear it each time! It's flattering, comfortable and seems to strike a balance between interesting and simple. I'm considering another version with a black bodice/skirt and bright sleeves. We'll see.
Speaking of sewing in general, I've been scheming on some new projects but I've noticed that the pace at which I churn out projects has slowed a bit. I'm ok with this. There have been times when I felt very compulsive about sewing and it can leave me feeling a bit ragged. Not to mention arthritic. But definitely expect to see more projects as I recover from the post-wedding phase!