|Dress: Handmade (New Look 6223 using 'Cocoland' fabric)|
|Shoes: Irregular Choice|
I was on a sewing roll on Sunday. I managed to get two dresses made before 2pm, when I headed out to tackle some weeds at the allotment. It was my first weekend home with "nothing" to do for a while. I am pretty hopeless when it comes to spending time relaxing, as I find it impossible to do nothing but I think that sewing worked as my relax time last weekend, and I was pleased with the dresses I made.
Almost every dress I've made lately has been with a gathered skirt. What can I say - I'm lazy and they're incredibly easy to do. But not this one. This Cocoland fabric, (which I bought from Frumble) was a little heavier than my usual cottons, so I wasn't sure how well it would gather, and therefore went with the regular skirt from NL6223. I lined it with some yellow gingham which I had left over from making the guides some neckers for one of our recent camps.
I really like the way the colours in this print give me so many matching options. I am starting to have to really think about what shoes I have left to wear in my #irregularchoicechallenge and when I realised I was yet to wear these yellow gingham heels, I thought this would be the perfect match. I also love the way the necklace goes with this fabric.
I hope I have time soon to use up some more of the fabric I've recently purchased - I seem to be stashing quite a lot at the moment and am telling myself no more fabric purchases until I've used it. Fat chance! I did take advantage of the Jaycotts promotion on zips the other day and order myself about 40, making sure I have the right colours for the fabrics I've been buying of late, so I hope they turn up soon. I find them the best price for zips of anywhere I've found anyway, so when they were offering 20% off all zips, it was a bit of a no-brainer.