As we all know by now spring is officially here, for various reasons, I have always enjoyed this time of year.
For me, spring is a time for new beginnings, it's the official end of winter, it's the introduction of pretty, happy colours and of course the celebration of my birth in May (Oh what a joyous occasion!!!).
Although we enjoyed more spring like temps back in February I just couldn't resist the refreshing renewal of energy that comes along with this time of year, for this reason I decided to hit up my local fabric shop (like I ever need a reason to go fabric shopping).
Before leaving the house, my voice of reason, who doubles as my loving daughter warned me about not buying anything I didn’t need. (HA!) As you can probably figure out, fabric is an absolutely necessity for someone like me but, if you've seen the stash of fabric I already have you'd understand why she warned me.
Within 3 minutes of getting into the fabric store I was lovingly clutching beautiful floral printed fabrics and turning my creative wheels towards dresses, light tops and flowy skirts.
Thankfully, I was extremely well behaved on this outing I emerged with only the following:
I even gave old man winter my best, "don't mess with me stare" when he threatened me with a gust of cold wind. (more on yellow sweater)
How did I do?:
As you probably calculated, the dress was an extremely quick sew. I used the slim fit raglan pattern from Patterns for Pirates as a template to get started. Since this is a pattern for a top I elongated it about 8” inches to be a dress.
Spring it On! – How I Welcomed Spring 2016