So I finished piece number 10 and 11 of my handmade summer wardrobe. Let me know what you think!
I'm in looove with this one. The bodice is a raspberry colored velveteen and the bottom is this awesome vintage rose pattern I've had my eye on for years now. I was just waiting for the perfect project to use it. For this dress I used the same pattern I made the peach dress with. As usual, the dress is too large for our size 2 dress form, but you get the idea. I'm totally hooked on these elastic casing backs. It makes things so easy!
My first wrap around skirt! I fell in love with the pattern out of Heather Ross's "Weekend Sewing" and I finally decided just to go for it and make this skirt. I am super pleased with it and I'm looking forward to making more of them. I'm slowly working on the hem, but because it's so curved, I'm hand sewing a rolled hem around the bottom, plus there is a lot of fabric involved so it'll take a while. It's absolutely worth it though!
So, that's what I've been doing! Again, Mom and I have our pieces in the shop right now so you can come in and check them out in person. The girls are coming home tonight from Downieville, it'll be nice to have them back in the shop. It doesn't quite feel the same without them!