The “Is it 2012 Yet?” Dress
Total Cost: ~$1
Is this year over yet? No, seriously. This weekend my daughter and I were bedridden with a flu that manifested itself in total lethagy, nausea and fever (me) and lethargy, fever and more than nausea for my daughter. Thankfully, I had finished my dress by last Thursday so I didn’t have to worry about sewing at all. But, when it came to take my photos for this week, today was pretty much the first day I was out of my sweats.
For the free-for-all I decided to do something a bit novel for me: make weather-appropriate garments. I actually began a jacket but lost interest. So good old Simplicity 3397 from the purple challenge stepped in. The fact that it was still on my dining room table helped win me over. The fabric is a thrifted wool that I bought at the Novato Estate sale in September. These last few dresses have been so ridiculously cheap to make, that I’m expecting to make money on the next one.
To spice this one up, I decided to do a little free-form embroidery at the neckline and at the sleeves. Next year I want to do far more emboirdery and learn more complicated stitches — I find it terribly relaxing.
You’re getting me post-flu so I’m going to keep this short.
Happy holidays to all! Only one more to go before the end of the year. And seriously, 2011 can’t ring out soon enough.