again, but more professional
in anticipation that someday summer will come back to kansas city, i made a new dress for arlo. i trotted out the trusty simplicity 4206 pattern once again, with a few modifications. i lengthened the sleeves about two inches and added about 8 inches in length to the bottom of the pattern to end up with a dress instead of a top. i took my time, my recurring lesson in self discipline, and even finished the seams all professional like with the serger. after putting the needle through my fingernail the last time i messed with the serger, i was a little wary. but, i had a snack, took a deep breath, made sure there was lots of light, and tackled the job of changing to grey thread and rethreading the whole thing. easy peasy!
the fabric is some japanese import linen i got online that i love. after falling in love with the double gauze fabric from reprodepot for the front door, i started thinking about what i could accomplish with a yard of fabric and tiny daughters. i mean, your average fabric runs $9 a yard. $9 for a cute sun dress?? i will totally pay that instead of some impulse buy from old navy. so i took some time to look online for a couple prints for each girl and i am set for the summer. excellent. also excellent is the fabric buying guide that sarah posted today. hopefully the next step is what can i accomplish with two yards of fabric for myself. lucky me, jenny lives really close and she actually lets me pick her brain about sewing. i am having visions of the perfect summer dress, wiksten style.