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I’ve been having a bit of a dreary week. The weather has just been blah, and I’m ready for spring! As I’ve told you guys before, I have a bit of a problem sewing for cold weather. I just can’t get into it! To solve this problem, I’ve decided that March is close enough to spring and started planning some springy and summery dresses! Interested?
First up: a couple of “Make this look” dresses
|The Unlock Your Potential Dress|
I’ve had this fabric sitting around for a while. I bought it ages ago, as soon as I saw this go up on the Sew Weekly. I still have to find some orange ribbon to match, but that’s nothing a quick trip to Pacific Trimming can’t fix. I don’t have Vogue 8727, but I do have Simplicity 1877 in my stash. I figure without the sleeves, it’ll be pretty similar to the original.
|The Good Ol’ Daisy Dress|
Again, the fabric was purchased ages ago with the pattern. I also have a few packages of orange piping that I think will pop better than the white, too! We’ll see how that goes!
Next up: Pattern + Fabric Shopping!!
|Victory Pattern’s Nichola|
Isn’t this so pretty? I’ve been toying with the idea of this dress for a while. It’s simple construction, flattering fit, and comfy look finally sold me. Also, there are options for making the top into a little jacket/cover up, which I always need more of. Naturally, I needed a couple of cool border prints to make with it, so I hit up fabric.com and found these:
The bottom and the top are poly chiffon, and the middle is cotton. I’m a bit nervous about working with the chiffon, since it’s notoriously difficult. But, if I can get it right, I think it will look really lovely in this pattern. The first two fabrics really remind be of the pattern photo, which I love!
Any advice on working with the chiffon? I’m thinking I may just do a rolled hem on my serger instead of fussing with a narrow hem. It worked pretty well on my Ruby Slip. Thoughts?
Finally, the Mathilde Blouse.
|This lovely blouse from Anthropologie.|
See, isn’t spring sewing infinitely more fun?
|Spring Stitching from Create&Decorate|