Just me showing off again.
For this brown dress I used the same pattern as for the orange dress, New Look 6093. I love this pattern. It is the most fun to sew thing I’ve made in years. At first I was a little worried about those curved pieces but the skirt pieces go together like magic and the gathered bodice pieces are about the same difficulty level as a standard sleeve.
I made this one a few inches longer than the orange one and made it a bit bigger around the hips so the side seam pockets (not included in this pattern) stay closed a little better. It is so tempting to make more of these but it’s not as comfortable to wear as less fitted dresses. I mean it’s okay but it feels a bit too dressy for everyday around-the-house wear. And I have other patterns I haven’t used yet so I’m going to wait until at least next year before I make another one.
Here’s a closeup of the fabric. I love these sort of antique-y looking colors and of course I always love paisley.
I just got another fitted style dress pattern. After months of arguing with myself about it I finally bought Vogue 8577. I have one piece of fabric that I think might do but I’m not sure if I want to use that. It’s an off-white with tiny goldish light brown vines. I don’t know if I would like wearing something that near white. It was in my mother’s stash but it might not have been something she chose. Right after she gave all her fabric to me last year I asked her what she had been thinking about doing with one of the pieces and she said that someone had given her most of the fabric. I’m glad I asked because I would have always been puzzled about all this fabric that I know wasn’t to her taste.
Anyway, I have one more dress to show off. I made this one just like the bright pink dress. This is such a comfortable, practical, and easy to make dress. I like the extended shoulders, the slightly curved V-neckline, and the simple collar. I’m definitely going to make at least one more like it.
I feel another orange dress coming on. I fell in love with a beautiful batik fabric – orange with a little brown and a tiny bit of green – that I saw at Walmart.
This past spring I was thinking, “I really don’t need any more dresses,” but as soon as HOT weather got here and I started wearing dresses every day I realized that I don’t have nearly enough. But I think I’m only going to sew one more summer dress this year. After that I’m probably going to concentrate more on quilting and maybe make a few fall clothes for which I already have the fabric.