It's been hot, hot, hot in these parts, so I decided another cool and comfy dress was in order. I love this bold black and white print; it's a stretch cotton woven with a nice hand. I purchased the fabric from Gorgeous Fabrics and had made a Pamela's Patterns Magic Pencil Skirt from some of the yardage, so I didn't have a whole lot left. Nevertheless, I decided to make another Simplicity 2444, knowing that I'd have to really fiddle with the skirt to make it work.
A half-inch in length was added to the bodice, and I also drafted facings for the bodice rather than the sleeve binding and dinky neckline facing that the pattern called for. The fabric doesn't need a lining, and I want it to be as cool as possible. There's probably a name for the type of facings I drafted, but I don't know what it is! The facings are one piece for the front and one piece for the back--the neckline and armscyes are taken care of in one fell swoop.
Next up? I'm not quite sure. I have a McCall's 5974 cut out and ready to go, but I might do something with some double knit instead. Oh, but I am excited about this: I've cleaned out the closet in my sewing, etc. room and am installing shelves in the closet Sunday! Finally, I hope to have sufficient storage for my sewing-related goodies! How about you? What are you up to?
Until next time, happy sewing! ~ Peggy