29 Apr Happiness Is……..
….. a new puppy!
Pattern Reviewer extraordinaire, Cissie Wellons introduced me to Farmhouse Fabrics, in Beech Island, SC (birthplace of James Brown) through one of her entertaining reviews. The store offers a comprehensive online selection of fabrics, and I was smitten by the soft black linen with giant embroidered white polka dots!
After receiving the fabric, I realized the dots ran lengthwise which meant I needed to cut the fabric crosswise in order for the dress to feature a lower border. I was slightly nervous the fabric would not drape properly, but thankfully it was not an issue.
The darts hit just right and the back fit without bagging. This sweet surprise inspired me to further customize the dress by lowering the back neckline to match the front neckline (above), extending the length to a maxi (below), lining the dress
and adding a side slit just for Lulu 🙂
There’s nothing better than well-drafted simple patterns! They easily permit the use of individual imagination making sewing a true joy….. and isn’t that what sewing should be?
Best wishes for a great weekend, dear Readers!! I believe I’ll have my hands full 🙂
Until soon 🙂