I am now free to begin anew because, just before I left on my trip, I finished a piece of clothing I am so excited to share as it feels like a milestone... my first dress :) Recently I was finally able to take some decent photographs of it.
I love the fabric. It is a soft cotton material with the slightest stretch. The blue gingham makes me feel like I am wearing a country-style, old-fashioned dress and I fell in love with that aspect especially.
The inner neckline of the front of the dress. I used a different method of sewing
the neckline, by using a folded over ribbon for a smoother look.
Here is the completed dress...
It was such a fun and relatively simple pattern to sew! I am thankful for and pleased with how it turned out. I plan on wearing it to church, but I think it will be a pretty dress for a get-together or going out to eat for an occasion or on the weekend. It feels very ladylike :) Best of all, I am happy I was able to get this fabric, because combined with the cut and design, it will make for a very light and cool summer dress in this Southern weather!
As far as details, it is a simple design: high neckline and back with little cap sleeves, a swinging skirt (I love that), hemline falls to about my mid or upper shins, and has an amazingly comfortable elastic-cinch waist.
For what I believe is a first in sharing my sewing, I was able to get a photo- or a few photos- of the dress on, which I am very excited about... I didn't want to just show it only on the hanger, but with form to show how it lays and hangs.
I am looking forward to starting something new soon. I am so thankful to have the opportunity to sew and am enjoying it so much; not only for the skill, but for the blessing of being able to make a modest dress or blouse when I cannot always find one in a store.
Thankyou for reading! Are you sewing anything or working on a 'rainy day' project?
~Have a beautiful evening~