I haven’t been sewing as much of late and I was definitely feeling a lack of inspiration/patience with the craft. The last thing I made before today was around the end of June and I havent even blogged about it 😳
I started a new job role in July, it been pretty brain intensive and I just haven’t felt like taking on any sewing.
My last post was the lovely tropical Be Bold blouse. A few days after that post I attended my work annual Summer party. I had been thinking for some time that I wanted to sew my own dress for the party.
At first I really couldn’t decide what to make. I flirted with the idea of winging a woven circle skirt and jersey bodice combo. I scoured online for something suitable but in the end I went back to Be Bold.
Its easy to make, its woven but theres no darts or other scary shaping. It’s a loose fit style and off the shoulder, perfect for a party in a heatwave where I would inevitably get too hot.
You may remember this lovely dress I made back in Feb. I just fell in love with the fabric so i couldn’t resist using it again.
I’m not really sure why I decided to do the ruffle plain on one side. I figured you could wear it both ways round although I wore it with the black ruffle at the front for some drama.
It was so comfy for the party, the bar was sweltering and I was glad of my loose fit dress but still felt glam all night. 💖
This weekend I was determined to get some sewing in. I’ve had this stretch floral fabric for a little while now and Trendsetter by Ellie and Mac seemed a perfect match for it. It’s a really fast sew plus its got pockets!!!
It’s a fab pattern and I would definitely make it again!
My mojo is back and I can’t wait to get onto the next sew!! 💖💖💖