I pinned the hemline of my Laurel dress, preparing to sew a blind hem, and then peaked out the window. The sun was dipping below the apartments to the West, so I put on lipstick and ran outside with my camera.
I used this silk twill from Harts Fabric, with silk chiffon sleeves.
I think I’m in love with silk. At least this silk. It wasn’t as scary to work with as I had feared, and it has just the right amount of drape and body. I love how it feels on.
I’m not in love with the sleeves, but I kinda ran out of time to experiment with different styles, seeing as I wanted to enter the Collette Laurel contest which closes at midnight. They are gathered at the bottom with elastic, and pleated at the shoulder.
Although this is a simple pattern to sew up, my schedule has been very full, and it’s taken over a week to get the dress together.
I’m preparing for a trip to Europe in a couple weeks, and I’m using every spare moment to sew, which leaves me no time for blogging. To make life even more busy and exciting, we are moving to Texas days after we return from our trip.
So… I’m a little stressed right now, and I don’t think I’ll be blogging much between now and June/July.
But when I return, I hope to have some photos and me-made outfits to share from my Mediterranean Greek Isles cruise–maybe even a swimsuit or two.
I’ll be reading blogs when I can, so we’ll talk soon!