Hey all, it’s Carrie here and we’ve entered my most favorite season in New England. I love fall; the temperature, the leaves, the activities, the plaid. Yes, I love a good plaid. Recently, while fabric shopping with Jenny, I came across this yummy Merchant and Mills plaid linen and was inspired to sew my first Washington Dress.
Pairing neutral stripes with plaid is one of my favorite combinations to add a little interest and variety to an otherwise classic fabric. This striped bamboo knit was the perfect compliment to the plaid for the skirt.
You may notice that I used the woven of the skirt on the front yoke panel. As long as there a good stretchy ponte on the back yoke, there should be enough stretch to get the dress on, so you can get away with a woven on the front panel if you so desire. I cut the front panel on the bias for a little extra give in the fabric.
This dress is so comfortable and I feel so put together in it! I’m pretty sure this is going to be my Thanksgiving dress this year…enough stretch for plenty of turkey!
I made a straight size 12 C/D which matches my waist and hip measurement perfectly. I measure 38″ at the full bust, so this bodice has slightly less negative ease on me than intended, but it still works quite well. Also, I shortened the bodice by 1/2″ because I am quite short waisted.
I’ll leave you with this gem. Sometimes, the camera doesn’t want to focus on you so you have to get its attention. Remind it you’re human and all. Haha!
What are you sewing for fall? Have any favorite fall fabrics or plans for holiday sewing?