Sewing to Summer: one dress

The funny thing about fabric choices is when you don’t make whatever you originally intended for a fabric piece right after you purchase it, you can find yourself wondering why you even bought the fabric. That is what happened when I took a look at the fabric of the dress that I made. I’m sure that at one time, I was a real animal print lover. I know that I have a pair of pants that I made out of animal print stored somewhere. The key word is stored as opposed to hanging in my closet and ready to wear.

Anyway, since I had the fabric, I decided to make something out of it that I might actually wear. I have the perfect shoes to go with it. I just need the mentality (Grr!, Grr! – and the spirit to wear a dress). Hopefully, I will find it somewhere by the time summer rolls around.

It actually turned out quite nicely.

Something you will learn about me before summer arrives is that I am a top-stitchin’ fool. I guess it goes along with my need to iron every step of the way when sewing. I don’t like things sticking up and out where they should not. I also like the way top-stitching looks. I have to work really hard to not top-stitch when I am making formal wear. Since I don’t make formal wear often, I have not found it to be a problem.

Even though I like shorter dresses. I rather like the length of this one. It comes to a little above my ankle. The bodice fits close and the skirt is wide, so I could actually spin and it would move with me. Every once in a while, I like to spin in skirts or dresses. Maybe, I can remember that when I fret about putting one on.

For you skirt flippers, here is the inside of the dress. Hate me if you will, but I like the clothing I make to look just as good on the outside as it does on the inside; like I could wear it inside out and it still looks nice.

How did you do with your first project? Did you go the clothing route or opt for a decorative piece? Please share your link below in the comments. If you are not ready today, then you may come back any time before the month is over to leave a link to your post. I would love to see what you made.

I already have a few ideas for next month, but am not sure which direction I will go. I am feeling like some skirts. While you’re pondering what you will make, grab a Sewing to Summer button.

*I’ll see you back here next month on Friday, February 21.*

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