Drinking and sewing usually don’t go together for me.
The only mind-altering substance I normally use while operating a sewing machine is a bit of caffeine. I am waaaay too mistake prone to handle anything else.
But I really wanted to finish this dress up this weekend, so I dutifully came into the studio on Saturday to wrap this one up, right after consuming a large brunch that included bottomless mimosas. A full belly and a little champagne is usually a recipe for a nap for me, so lucky for me this dress is so easy.
This is the same vintage pattern I used for my blue Liberty dress, but I decided that instead of gathering the neckline, I’d work a bit of hand sewn fabric manipulation in there. That part was done by the time I came in to tipsily finish up, in case you are wondering.
I’m going to share the book I learned this technique from sometime next week. It’s not too difficult. The hand stitching took me about an hour.
Thus concludes my palette challenge for this season! I am pretty amazed by how much sewing I got done. I’ll probably do a recap in the coming days.