I've also been thinking about some summer dresses - something easy you can throw on with a pair of flats and some accessories and feel mostly put together.
The goal is breezy and bright. The first plan - The Moderne:
|From the stash - Butterick 5456|
I liked the keyhole detail in the back, and it looked 1) comfortable and 2) breezy for the CA heat.
I found this gorgeous fabric at Emma One Sock and loved it right away.
|Definitely bright, 'eh?|
Then the following weekend I walked into a certain favourite retailer that I love so much and saw this:
It took me a minute but the bells went off and when I got home, promptly contacted Linda who fortunately had another roll coming. Not long after, a popular sewing blogger did a write up about the connection and I hear the fabric got pretty popular. I still don't mind, I love it that much.
So I have a muslin all cut out and ready to sew, I'm just trying to use this tutorial for a different method of construction for the bodice and haven't managed to get the computer and the sewing machine in the same general vicinity. I know I'll have two dresses in the same style but the mock-up is a solid and then I'll have the floral. I'm deficient enough in the dress department that I can live with a double up. Or can I?
What about you? Have you ever loved an item so much you've made or bought yourself two? Am I going to regret this decision of an empire style floral? Is the style too breezy? Will I look like I've been knocked up frolicking in a field of hyperactive wild flowers?
Tell me what you really think...