Happy Mother's Day to all the mamas! It can be a tough job but we asked for it and do it with style. Hats off, sisters.
BTW, my name is Antoinette. You may have forgotten me, as it's been about six weeks since I last posted. Yeah, sorry about that. Springtime is extra-nuts around here, between spring break, family birthdays (and parties), Easter, seasonally heavy workload, and volunteer stuff at the elementary school. The school yearbook is due at the printer this Friday, which will leave me with more spare time. I've got a busy couple of weeks after that with work, and then school's.... out.. for.. summer!!!
Unlike previous blogging breaks, I haven't sewn much. I started deconstructing a men's shirt in a very spring-y Pantone-color-of-the-year plaid last week and wasn't sure what to do with it. Yesterday I wore one of my yellow refashioned shirts and remembered how comfortable and very spring it is, and decided to drape a new version. Basically, I followed the same steps as in last year's tutorial, but added a side bust dart for a bit more shaping. There was enough length for this to stay a dress, so a dress it is.
Appropriate that I would get enough uninterrupted time to finish this on Mother's Day! Not sure what I will do with the back. I basted that center back pleat down just to work on the side seams and will leave it in till I figure out what to do with that extra fullness. As always, if you have any suggestions, I would love to hear any and all!
Also unlike previous blog breaks, I have not been reading your blogs regularly the past 3 weeks or so. Hope to get back into that these next few weeks to see what you've been up to! I've missed you!