I like hot weather, the slightest chill and I’m freezing. So I welcome the warmth. For the first time last night we enjoyed dinner out on the patio. This also means that I can start wearing the clothes I made in the last few weeks.A short sleeve t-shirt – linen knit! I have one more to make.Sooo cozy.This is basically a circle skirt, but McCalls has you lay out the pattern differently. This is the second time I’ve made this, and the fit isn’t great. So after this skirt, the pattern gets tossed.I made adjustments, this skirt fits fine, but I don’t need a pattern I need to fiddle with. I love this dress! The fabric is from the final sale at Sew Modern. When I bought the fabric I had no idea what kind of dress it would become, so I purchased a lot of yardage. I was able to cut the front panel on the bias – which of course adds interest to the dress.Looking good from the side and the back.Shira already wore this to Disneyland where people asked her which store she bought it from. Her response: my Savta Leah made it, she makes me beautiful dresses. Which ensures that she will get many more beautiful dresses.I made sure to sew down the opening here. I don’t like gaping necklines!
Another great outcome is that my friend Anna is now sewing! When she only had one daughter I made her a few dresses, now she has three. Although she told me years ago that she can’t sew a straight line, that turns out not to matter. She made an adorable knit dress for her daughter, they worked together. I think there are many more dresses in her future.