On Friday I had a day off work, so I went crazy with the cutting board on the dining room table and cut out three dresses and three tops, all based on the Not Sorbetto pattern.*
This morning I woke up really early and couldn't get back to sleep. Then I discovered there was no Sunday paper to read. So I went into the sewing room to mess around with some of the cut-out fabrics from Friday.
A few hours later I had made myself a new dress to wear to the Brown Owls Christmas breakup this afternoon.
Someone needs to weed the side courtyard, and I suspect that someone is me.
The fabric is some Kokka Trefle linen/cotton I bought at Calico and Ivy in Sydney in March, when I was there for Sew It Together. I thought I'd only bought enough for a top, but it turned out I had enough for a dress. So a floaty tea dress is became.
I didn't make it as fitted as the White Flowers tea dress. Part of me wanted it to be a summery dress I could pop on at the end of a hot day, and not be too embarassed to go to the shops wearing it. And part of me wanted it to be good enough to wear, with a belt, out to dinner at a friend's house, or to a cafe.
So it's not that fitted, and that's OK. It's actually stretched a lot especially in the neck, in the making of it. Even with stay-stitching. I still have to wash and dry it, and it might get popped in the dryer to shrink it a little. But I'm really happy with it, even if the fabric has the potential to, as my mum says, become a bit of a dishrag.
I am prouder of this zipper than I should be. But the fact I had a perfectly matching zipper in the stash meant I could be a little cheeky with showing it on the outside of the dress.
* Yes, all based on Simplicity 2938. Risky? Stupid more like it. I fear I will hate this pattern by the time I've finished with it ... but it fits so well!