Saturday, July 11, 2015

Polka Dots Galore!

Hello, fellow bloggers! It's been awhile, hasn't it? I've been wonderfully busy with all sorts of fun things. This morning, however,  I have a bit of free time, so I thought it would be fun to share with you my recent sewing project!

I made these four dresses using Sense and Sensibility's 1958 Party Dress Pattern, which I highly recommend. I was attracted to the pattern because it's such a simple, pretty style, and easy to sew. There are options for making the dress fancier, but it was wise for me, inexperienced sewer that I am, to keep it simple as possible. And they turned out quite nice! 

I just love these bright fabrics! The first dress I made was Mary's green one, as a birthday gift for her. I had planned to eventually make the rest of us dresses with the same pattern, but I didn't anticipate them being matching fabrics until I noticed the fabric I picked out for Mary was also made in several other gorgeous colors! 

We wore them last night to our English Country Dance ball. It was really fun to be matching, and the dresses were fun to dance in. As you can see in the picture, Mary made her brothers bow ties and suspenders out of the scraps so they could match us too.:)