Guys, I stitched up another Georgia dress hack and it has all the flowers. All of them. As soon as I made this version of the Georgia dress from Seamwork Magazine, I knew that I needed a second one. Honestly, this dress is so easy to wear I considered making many more but settled on one more (for now 🙂 ) . I just couldn’t pass up this lovely Art Gallery Fabric in rayon. I just love an easy dress and this slinky, drape-y fabric full of flowers is extra irresistible.
I very nearly missed participating in Selfish Sewing Week but I am just squeaking in the door with a sparkly animal print Mesa dress. If you are going to show up late to the party you had better show up in sequins, right?
And you had better play it like a cool girl. Just kidding. I don’t really do cool girl well. (more…)
If there is one thing missing from my closet it is date-night dresses. I’ve got casual wear covered but I don’t have many let’s-go-out-without-the-kids outfits. So when I saw the Adelaide dress from Seamwork Mag I thought I’d have a go at dressing it up. Now the pattern calls for a heavier fabric like linen or another bottom weight but I made mine in silk. I went to an estate sale this summer for a woman who was a prolific sewer and I walked away with 4 yards of 100% pure Italian silk fabric for $2. Such a score! I’ve never sewn with silk before but given how little I paid for the fabric I didn’t have to feel nervous using it. (more…)