01 Feb Lots of Love
“Where do you plan to wear this?” were the first words my husband spoke upon seeing this dress.
I have no idea where I plan to wear this dress, but I’m sure something will come up.
Does it really matter? Don’t we find ways to wear the clothes we really like?
I wasn’t ready to put this Simplicity pattern away and had just enough of this tangerine and lavender fabric from Amy Butler’s L O V E collection to make the dress. I’ve had the fabric for nearly two years just waiting for the right pattern to come along. After finishing the aqua polka dot dress last week, I knew what I wanted to do.
This fabric is so cheerful that matching the nearly 22” vertical repeat didn’t dampen my spirit. As a matter of fact the project happily possessed me from start to finish – I only left my sewing machine to come up for a little bread and water and catch a few hours of sleep.
Contrast facing can open for sporty look.
The pattern matches with the zipper inserted!
So… after a whirlwind of sewing, I find myself with two Simplicity 2584 dresses. The aqua polka dot dress may become a sleeveless tunic or go to my daughter.
I’m entering my 6th month of abstaining from RTW for a year with the belief that I’m on the right path. Several people have asked me about the difficulty of giving up buying clothes for a year. I’m not sure if they believe me when I say it’s been incredibly easy (not to shop) and fun (to sew), but it’s the absolute truth.