Monday, October 21, 2013
A Raccoon Dress.
I'm not going to lie, this is probably the coolest dress I own. (At this very moment.) Made with Tula Pink's Acacia, and lovingly called the Raccoon Dress, I'm in love love love.
(Added bonus? I can cross this off my Q4 FAL 2013 list, woo!)
I used the Naomi pattern from Sew Serendipity. I don't have much pattern reading experience, but it was pretty clear. There were a couple of parts where I ran into some confusion, but I re-read the instructions multiple times, and then just gave it a go, and somehow it all worked out.
The dress has an elastic waist and no zipper or crazy darts or anything like that, so that made it simple to put together. The most complicated part was the keyhole in the back, which you could omit if you wanted to avoid that.
I've had my eye on Kay's Monique pattern, and she recently released Ramona which I'm also swooning over, but I thought Naomi would be a good starting point. I'm so excited about this dress. I do enjoy dressing up, but I have a serious love affair with my pajama pants. But Friends! This dress, paired with leggings, is just as comfortable as my pajamas. Seriously. I'm thinking of making one for every day of the week because then I will look like an adult and put together and stuff and that will be totally awesome, but I will still be ridiculously comfortable. Good plan, right? Right.
I'm thinking Ramona next, then Monique, or maybe Juliet Nouveau. Yes?
I'm linking up with Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts.