I'm participating in the 2018 Ready to Wear Fast led by The Tunic Bible co-author and Goodbye Valentino blogger, Sarah Gunn. If you've never done a RTW fast, I encourage you to try it. My sewing skills are getting so much better. As you can tell, I've been hesitant to venture beyond relatively simple silhouettes, but I'm getting a little more adventurous with each new garment. The fabric I've used is all from my stash, so it's been inexpensive. Saving money wasn't really my goal, but decreasing the stash and improving my sewing skills was!
Now, to the garment. This is really just a simple sheath made with 100% cotton and lined with a really nice batiste leftover from my smocking days (about 25 years ago). I used the inside facing wide split placket and lots of topstitching. I recently did a sampler of all of the stitches on my sewing machine. So glad I did! I found this great triple straight stitch that is absolutely perfect for the topstitching on this dress.
I hope everyone is well into their summer sewing plans. I'm having a fun time planning the next few garments, and can't wait to get started on them.
Happy Sewing Everyone!