Dresses, dresses, and more dresses! I wasn’t kidding last week when I said that’s all I’ve wanted to sew lately. I’m definitely an instant gratification kinda girl, and what could be more gratifying than whipping up an entire outfit in only an hour or so? Sure, shorts and tees are quick too, but there’s a lot more cutting involved, and I’m not exactly a fan of cutting. Does anyone else have unpleseant daydreams about loosing a finger to a rotary cutter or is it just me? I think cutting the bajillion strips to make pony hair has given me a healthy fear that it’s only a matter of time before I slip and end up with stitches.
Anywho, no fingers lost to this adorable Lulu dress designed by Jess of Craftiness is Not Optional. And I’m not just saying this because I’m such a big fan, but I was super impressed with the illustrations Jess made for the pattern instructions! They’re so professional looking, and you can definitely tell she put a lot of effort into making everything clear and easy to follow. I know exactly how much hard work goes into making a great pattern, and always appreciate when you can tell the designer loves what they do. I can’t wait to see what she’ll make next!
A little off topic, (cuz you know I’m nothing if not concise right?) but I thought I should mention my growing love for Girl Charlee knits while I’m here. You probably couldn’t tell from looking through my older outfits, but until this collection I never sewed anything from a knit fabric that wasn’t a thrifted t-shirt. What can I say, I’m cheap and also bought into the “knits are hard to sew” mentality that seems to circulate through the sewing world. It’s really dumb since I’ve always been a firm believer that anyone can sew buttonholes and zippers, which most sewers seem terrified of at first. But luckily logic and pretty prints won out in the end and here I am completely hooked on knits! Thought you should know.PS – Everyone gets 10% their first GirlCharlee order! Let me know if you’d like a referral code so they know I sent you!
Have you tried anything new lately?
I think my next adventure will be KAM Snaps. I’ve been seeing them everywhere
lately and everyone seems to love them! Have you used them for anything yet?