I find my sewing swings like a pendulum between trying exciting new patterns and techniques that are a bit hit or miss, and sewing basics that I know I’ll wear constantly. Summer 2014 seems to be the peak of a basics swing, and while it’s not quite as creative as the other side, it’s arguably even more satisfying.
To that end: I realized the other day that my favourite thing to wear to work in the summer is a short-sleeved wrap dress, and that I was down to a mere three, two of which were, er, tatty. So, I fired up the wrap dress production line: four sets of jersey were cut out and two dresses assembled in a single Sunday, and the other two shortly later. Exciting? Not particularly. But will this now compromise 50% of my summer wardrobe? Almost certainly so.
First up was the OonaPalooza dress, and here’s the next:
I wasn’t at all sure about this fabric when it was in my stash: I thought it was a little garish and not very me. But now it’s a dress, I love it! Funny how that happens.
All the usuals here folks, neckline banding, short sleeves…
And this time the pattern isn’t symmetrical so no spinal pattern placement issues!
Simple, basic, and I’ll wear it all the time. Thank you, sewing!