(I miss stitching, but the days are just too short, and stitching does not fit in with my current activities anymore. I used to stitch in front of English-speaking TV series. Maybe some day the right time will come again – days are short, but hopefully life is long 🙂 )
Simplicity 3678, with optional kitty
(Funnily enough, the dress also matches the beautiful mosaic of the flat’s tiled floor.)
I wanted a dress that I could wear to work. A dress that was both fit for the summer weather that’s been going on and on down here, but that still felt autumnal and hence constituted “back-to-work” material to my poor, North-oriented, psychorigid mind. 😉
The fabric comes from Boeken‘s in Amsterdam. I bought it a year ago, on my last stay there – it was beautiful, high quality (this dress only uses 1.5 meter but probably cost 18 euros to make), and therefore stayed in my stash long enough for inspiration to strike and for me to gain confidence in cutting into the fabric. Karen just wrote a great post about this exact feeling.
I used this pattern almost two years ago. Funny how changes in the length, sleeves, neckline and the overall outfit make the two versions utterly different.
The pattern once again came together easily and beautifully. This is from the Threads collection, so extra attention was paid to details. I still hold by my review of the first version.
My only change was the addition of a back tie to help cinch the dress a bit.
I hemmed the dress by hand with an invisible stitch. I love the way it makes the hemline hang – not just visually, but also in the way the dresses falls on me.
Oh, and just as for the maxi dress – here is a picnic pic 🙂