I wanted to share this polka dot dress that I wore for Easter this year. I actually sewed this one as my “muslin” practicing for this lace dress a year and a half ago. Since then, it’s been sitting in my sewing pile waiting to be hemmed. So silly – it took all of 10 minutes to hem it using my rolled hem/narrow hem foot. (love that foot for hemming circle skirts!!) WHY couldn’t I have just finished it to begin with??
I was so excited to wear the dress with the 80-90 degree weather, but of course, when I finally put it on to take pictures, the sun suddenly disappeared and it turned freezing cold! Fortunately, the hail (HAIL!!!) held off until I got my camera back inside the house.
The fabric is a heavy quilting cotton – I cannot find a remnant with a selvage edge for the life of me, so if you know the manufacturer, please chime in! Quilting cotton isn’t typically your first choice for adult garments, but I like the weight of the cotton on the circle skirt – it gives a little sense of security that my dress isn’t going to go flying up to my ears with the slightest breeze.
The pattern I used is Vogue V8766. I wrote more about the pattern in my “Lace Dress” post (link above). This was my first go with the strapless version of the pattern and I like how it fits. There is boning in the sides of the dress which isn’t uncomfortable and also makes the dress feel secure. The bust darts came out better the second time around, but I still feel like this dress is quite wearable.
I’m gathering a list of summer sewing projects and I’d love to get some more garments for myself in the closet.
What have you been sewing?
*Dress – handmade by me
*Pattern – Vogue V8766
*Necklace – Charming Charlie
*Cardigan – Anthropologie