My New Years resolution was to sew one garment a month. This is my January creation I made using Simplicity 2147. This dress looks really cute with a belt and some tights. Beware, without a belt it looks like you are wearing a potato sack.
The dress is made from a purple linen that I picked up while I was in Japan. Fabric makes the best souvenirs. The bias tape was home made from a floral linen. I added pockets to the pattern at the last minute because I'm obsessed with pockets. When I attached the yoke to the dress, there was about 4 in of extra fabric on the dress portion. I ended up adding two more pleats to solve that problem and it worked out fine.
So this garment incorporated a lot of firsts for me. This was my first time to sew a sleeve, make my own bias tape, and install hidden pockets. I love learning new techniques!
Do you have any pattern suggestions for me to try? Leave them in the comments below
One month down 11 to go!