I found a great retro summer dress pattern and some retro look fabrics and hey presto....
|just love the fabric in the skirt|
|the empire line with the gathered drawstring is quite flattering.|
I fully lined the bodice (which is a complimentary coloured fabric to the skirt) with the skirt fabric. I used a different fabric for the waistband and repeated that fabric on the hem - which still needs finishing. I plan to put some old buttons on the shoulders for detail.I have top stitched all the seams and edges so looks quite snazzy.
Next time I will make a size smaller, in hot pink and orange fabrics. I like that I can alter the neckline - this one is a sweetheart neckline - might do a round neckline next. I think a square neckline would be snazzy too. I was thinking some pockets might be cool- oversized on the side fronts, or even old doilies would be very pretty. Will try some other versions ...
.....and yes of course I have started something new when there is still so much to finish - but the fabrics did come from my stash and have been sitting there for a while and so whilst not strictly a UFO I am allowing myself the indulgence of sewing something pretty for myself.
The scrap fabrics left over will make a lovely little dress for my granddaughter.
I finished off almost all the little tee shirts last night - have four more to do tonight and can then count them in my UFO tally.
Enjoy your Sunday!