I found this pretty print at Joann's a few weeks ago and as it was on sale for 2$ a yard, I bought all they had of it. I needed a dress to wear to Chelsea's High School Graduation on Thursday, so I made this little dress.
A-line skirts are my favourite shape of skirt, and the length couldn't be better. I also love the 40's-ish feel to the overall shape.
Plus it has gigantic pockets! Jessica and I were experimenting with how much stuff we could fit in one pocket:
2 Staplers, 2 rolls of stamps, my cellphone, nail polish, a staple remover, whiteout tape, and a rock. We probably could have put more, but were very amused with the staplers.
Half my arm disappears in the pockets. I really love the pockets.The pattern was Simplicity 2591 and came together like a dream. There was one confusing part on the pocket, but I soon worked through it and everything came out better than I could have hoped! I'm a terrible dunce at sewing but this one was actually very easy. It only took about 3 hours of sewing time (and that's with the hitch of somehow sewing the bodice onto the zipper, which my only explanation for how that happened was that it was 4 in the morning). I will definitely use this pattern again and again. I expect that by summer's end I will have a gaggle of this dress hanging in my closet. It's incredibly easy to wear too. I'm going to make my second one today!
Rehearsals start tomorrow! I have rehearsals four nights a week now, and haven't quite figured out what my blogging schedule is going to be from now until August, so bare with me as I work all these out. I did find a wonderful solution to rehearsal wear, which I will share with you all later this week.
For now I am back to reading And Then There Were None!