Down Under: Mendocino by Heather Ross
This week for the down under theme, I decided to make the Mendocino dress by Heather Ross. I believe this pattern was put out in 2008. This dress will be a favorite in my wardrobe – reasons, you ask? Well, you can dress it up or dress it down, all depending on your accessories, who doesn’t love that!? It doesn’t take a lot of thought and it’s an easy and comfortable thing to throw on for either day or evening.
The fabric was chosen by one of the lovely gals at my favorite local shop. Dark brown is not necessarily the color that a pale blond with green eyes would choose, but I think the pattern is perfect for this dress. Plus, it’s not as “harsh” as black and really is a lovely fabric.
Fabric: Cloud 9 (Heather Moore) Hydrangeas organic fabric, 2 1/2 yards fabric to include dress and pockets
Pattern: Heather Ross Mendocino dress, can be found for free download online
Year: pattern is from 2008
Notions:Elastic thread, matching thread for bodice, hemming
Time to complete: 4 hours
Wear again: Yes, many times, I believe
Total cost: Approximately $20-$25
I love that I made the decision to post this photo on the day that Colorado is projected to get 12+ inches of snow. I don’t know what possessed me to go outside in the snow storm, but it makes for a good story.