Me: I don't know yet.
Youngest son: Are you going to wear a dress?
Me: Yes, I'm going to wear my new green dress.
Youngest son: You can wear your green high heels then.
They are all in training around here!
This is a close-up of the fabric of my new, green dress. The fabric was a bit of a lucky dip. I was picking up remnants from Little Workers one holiday. None of the remnants had much "bolt" appeal. Thery were all tightly wrapped into little rolls. I pulled out a few green and yellow pieces for only a couple of dollars each. When I got home and unwrapped the fabric, I was delighted to find this rose print.
I am also wearing my new necklace, bought with birthday money from my Mum. Thanks Mum!
Here is the dress. The top half is from the pattern I drafted when trying to sew Vogue 1174 last year. Now that I have made it with contrast piping, I am not sure that the piping lines are all that flattering for a small bust. The fabric is lightweight cotton, so I thought a gathered skirt would be best. The skirt is a rectangle, gathered about 2:1, using my cheap gathering foot.
I also wanted to say that my thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the earthquakes in Christchurch. It seems a frivolity to talk about clothing when such events are occuring. Water and power are the priorities and I wish I could send you some of ours. Flood, cyclones, bushfires and earthquakes. It has been a hard start to the year for many.