The “Smile Jamaica” Yellow Dress
Fabric: Yellow Cotton Eyelet and Banana Yellow Lining
Pattern: New Look 6910 – View A
Notions: White Satin Corded Piping, 20″ Zipper and Thread
Time to Complete: 7.5 Hours
First Worn: SOHO Neighborhood in Manhattan
Wear Again? Yes
Total Price: $22.50 – $16 for Fabric, $6.50 Notions
Eyelet Dresses are very popular this season. So I took this opportunity to add one to my closet in yellow. Thought I kick it up a notch by lining the dress with a darker yellow so the color would show through the eyelet holes and inserted satin white cording around the neckline and bottom hem to add a soft detail. I’ve used this pattern before with self drafted sleeves but NYC is feeling like a 100 degrees, so sleeveless it is.
Reggae music is a household staple in our home, and always puts a smile on my face. The color yellow is making me smile as well and so the name of the dress is born! In keeping with the spirit of Jamaica colors we headed down to find red walls in SoHo as our background. With my jade color dragonfly necklace we have the colors that remind me of being in Jamaica – Red, Yellow & Green. Then we decided to walk around the neighborhood and found some other backgrounds that made very interesting compositions.
This summer is going so fast it’s hard to believe it’s August already. With all this sewing my stash and supplies seem to be growing. My husband came home with a surprise to help organize and I am completely smitten. Check out the bucket and see how handy it’s organized. He also got two battery operated clip out lights and bingo, even in low light it’s easy to find the right tool. Inside the bucket I put all my serger threads and rulers.
P.S. Congrates to Usain Volt, still the fastest Man on the Planet, SMILE JAMAICA!!