The Sixth Dress--Revealed!

Oh. Em. Gee.  I know I say this every month, but I can hardly believe how the dressy mcdress dress time has flown!!!  Half way!  I'm not going to lie, I'm itching to sew something like a coat but just don't have the time.  Next year?  Twelve of them!?  Whaddaya say?

Anyway, are you ready to see the dress??

......wait for it..........

I feel a skosh badly because I stocked up on patterns early in the game and have two just sitting there, waiting to get made.  Sadness.  But seeing as how it took me a month to create a "Weekend Sewing" dress and December is ripe with obligations that will keep me even busier, I put Colette's Macaron pattern* and McCall's "Perfect Shirt Dress" on the back burner YET AGAIN, and opted for something totally easy.  I hadn't made a Vogue pattern yet and since I consider myself and Vogue to be the pinnacles of sophistication *belch*burp* it was a easy decision. 

So, you can see the number of different styles that can be acheived here.  Me thinks I'll have to make most of them one day, but I'll start with the fitted skirt, longer sleeve version:
I even like the color combo here.  A lot.  But the color combination decision will be made up for me this month.  With all the time obligations of the season there are also the financial obligations, and this dress is going to officially be a "stash buster".  I'll be searching high and low for what in the hell I have enough fabric of to make a dress out of.  If I have more than one option I'm asking for help from you.  And I'm really hoping I have more than one option.  Please Lord let it be so...I know I have enough in a Beatrix Potter hand me down and I really don't want to be stuck with that.

*Um, hello!?  I have been searching high and low for orange polka dots on a purple background, with a matching purple solid for the body to make this dress in to no avail....anyone have any leads.  I'm seriously thisclose to using this fabric because the colors are exactly right.  WHo knew...I thought complementary colored polkas would be too easy to find.  Alas, this is my vision, and I will not give up so easily.


  1. I have some "leftover" fabrics in a variety of colors and patterns, and in varying number of yardages, but it all depends on what kind of fabric you're looking for. I do have a great number of yards of a purple satin, as well as a nice light pink woven (I think it's a lightweight wool, but it's so long ago that I can't remember) and some purple faux silk. Then there's some crazy Hawaiian and African cottons and some random other stuff. If you would like to take a look at anything, I think Matt's got Paul's number. :)

  2. Although you have the figure to pull off the tight skirt, there is something classic and timeless about the fuller skirt. Keep that in mind as you are fabric shopping.

    I'll see what I can find for you.
    Love, Mom


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