Spring it On! – How I Welcomed Spring 2016

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 immediately envisioned a slim fitting dress with long sleeves. I carried the bolt of fabric over to the cutting table and this was the end result:
I welcomed spring with opened arms...
I pleaded with the spring fairies to stick around...
I jumped for joy at the thought of longer days and shorter skirts...

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.

For a bit of styling I cut a curved hem leaving the back longer than the front. You know that saying cut once measure twice? Yeah well that's totally not me, that's why the dress turned out a little shorter than I intended. But oh well its spring! All in all I really like this dress and how it turned out. I will most likely wear it on a date night with hubby one of these gorgeous spring weekends.

Spring it On! – How I Welcomed Spring 2016

I hope you enjoyed this week’s update on my sewing adventures, comment below and let me know how you welcomed spring 2016.

    

HAPPY SPRING!

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4 comments

  1. Beautiful Nikki! I trust that after you’ve plead with spring to stay around, it will. Here’s to longer days and shorter skirts!