Sunday, July 31, 2016

Just under the wire

Hello! As usual, I've been gone a while. I've got about 12 unblogged makes to post, but I've been really bad about getting pictures. Rather than catching you up on all of those, however, I'm posting my very latest make, hot off the presses. The July theme over at The Monthly Stitch is "spots and stripes," so I forced myself to finish this one today so I could blog about it there. 

The bodice is my tried and true Simplicity 4070, without the fitting issues under the bust that plagued my last one. The skirt is my go-to circle skirt. (Note to self: I maybe need to take a break from circle skirts, especially with shifty fabrics. It took forever to even out this hem, and then even longer to sew it. Ugh.)

Complaints aside, I really like the way this dress moves and think I'll really enjoy wearing it. I should probably shorten the straps just a bit, though, but...that seems unlikely at this point. 

I got the fabric at Vogue Fabrics in Evanston, IL. It's my new go-to store since Hancock Fabrics closed. Their quality is okay, but their prices definitely can't be beat! This was a splurge at $4/yard!

Looking at these pictures now...I'm really loving the fit of this one! To be totally honest, I've been having some body image issues lately. While I didn't really like my face in any of the other pictures I took, I do like how this looks on my body! That's one of the joys of sewing your own clothes, huh?

I think this is a first for me - on-theme for the Monthly Stitch, and on-theme for the Stashbusting Sewalong! What have you been making lately? Anything you finished just under the wire?