However, this year the temps have been terribly hot and since my office has been moved to another floor, our daily dress code has been loosened. I mean on high holy meeting days we all revert back to black, navy and gray but when the office is not experiencing those days, I can wear bright colors and larger prints. Also it's summer...and it's the summer of bright pops of color, huge floral prints, and bright abstract prints. When perusing my summer wardrobe, I have a few dresses like this but nothing that works well with the high temps and high humidity we've been experiencing.
So I decided that since I have loads of material to create new dresses that I would delve into some of it and come up with a few new pieces to use with the Butterick 5211 pattern. Now this dress doesn't appear on any of my sewing lists. I saw it. I wanted it. I sewed it. I even found a piece of fabric in the collection that was similar to the Coldwater Creek one...a green rayon print purchased last year from Fabric Mart.
So this was my quickie following my involved dress...because the Valentino Panel Dress is done. Again pictures when my daughter shows up next because I've just not mastered the art of taking pictures by myself. I have a hanger shot, I just don't think it does the dress justice.
However, I do have a parting shot to share...for the last few weeks I've been sitting with the curtains closed covering my fabric. It hit me the other night that maybe the reason I've been buying fabric lately is because I have my inspiration covered up. So here it is uncovered and the way I've had it for the past week...
I haven't bought a piece since...but boy do I see some garments I want to make!
...as always more later!