I love this dress, but first I want to tell you why I look rather disheveled in these pictures I took yesterday.
On the way to work, we came across a lost cat. He’s a young, playful cat who lives on our block and had wandered very far from home, probably following someone who’d petted him judging by how affectionate and sweet he is. Anyway, while we were figuring out where he lived and what to do with him, we got caught in the rain without umbrellas, so my hair and makeup are a bit messy.
But who cares? The cat got home safely! The poor thing was so desperate and anxious, I’m really happy that we found him and knew where he belonged.
But back to this dress. I finally was able to use the gorgeous embroidered border fabric I’d bought in Buenos Aires! I’d had plans to make it into a hazel from the moment I bought it, and I’m quite pleased with the way it turned out.
It has a wee bit of a Downton Abbey vibe, don’t you think?
I think I will do a separate post on using eyelets and bordered fabrics for this pattern, because I figured out a few tricks while putting this together.
I have one more hazel dress planned for the challenge. I love how quick and easy this pattern is. I can’t wait to wear this one on a picnic with a big straw hat.