Well, it makes perfect sense to me to make a Summer dress in the Autumn! Clearly part of my brain is on North American time and in denial about the bitterly cold Canberra weather which is well and truly yet to come. But I have been surprised at how quickly this dress has been coming together. The sewing hasn’t been too difficult but with a few new things to learn or practice to make it interesting, primarily: 1)more corner seams, 2) set in sleeves, 3) ease at the elbow of the sleeves, 4) gathers at bust. I love it so much so far, I am thinking I want to make it again immediately!
I have opted for the longer sleeves because the fabric is so deliciously light and airy and I like the idea of protecting my arms from the scathing Aussie sun and the millions of freckles that want to appear each year (and do).
As with my other recent sewing endeavours, this has primarily been a late-at-night-when-baby-and-husband-sleep project. It gives me a wonderful break from the joys of Babyville and I actually find sitting at the machine quite meditative. Its funny how the past comes back to me while I sew, I remember old conversations, people from the past, adventures and places and tidbits… it is a little bit like dreaming.
Todays pattern is fifties… Vogue 391… forever fifties! I don’t have it but gleened the designed in the February March 1950 edition of Vogue Pattern Book.