Here’s what I did over the April long weekend! Stitched up a dress on my serger! Photos taken right before work, pre-lipgloss (!).
I love Colette patterns. The instructions come in a little book with really good illustrations. They are really a pleasure to sew with.
If I seem a little bleary-eyed it’s because I am. I go on vacation next month and I am dying for a break from work. I LOVE my job and the folks I work with but everyone needs to get away. I haven’t had serious time off since December and it does wear you down.
I am naming this the Reykjavik dress as I made it as a travel dress. The fabric is a cotton/poly jersey that will be able to be balled up in a suitcase and come out looking great! Also, the colours (though quite autumnal) will work year round. In summer I can wear this with white sandals and a thin white cardi.
The first trip this dress will go on is to Iceland! We leave in mid-May for 2 weeks! I can’t even… Follow me on Instagram @funnygrrl to see pics from my trip. This might be the only me-made item as I plan to pack a lot of long sleeve tees and leggings and I just don’t sew with knits very often. This dress is an exception…and a great one. It is so comfortable and it was so quick using my serger for almost everything. But hemming just sucks! I can never get a hem that I am happy with in a knit. Obviously I need to do some research and update my technique…or get a technique since I clearly don’t have one.
Anyway, finally posted again and it is another Finished Item. Not too bad. I have been busy making movies. We purchased a Sony Action Cam (those little Go-Pro type video cameras) and I’ve been testing it out and making fun little movies. Maybe I’ll share them on here one day but I am still too nervous… I do plan a video post on here. I even shot one but I hated how hoarse my voice sounded. Like, drink some water, girl!
That’s what I have been up to! What about you? Any summer sewing? I haven’t even though about it as I am looking forward to the land of fire and ice! Maybe when I get back.
I haven’t made the Myrtle yet, but I do like the Laurel (TNT). I have cut out Linen. You know, Toronto gets so hot! Enjoy your vacation. I’m looking forward to a video post. 🙂
Thanks! We’ll be in Toronto in August. The only way we get a real summer. Hot and humid!
A gorgeous dress. Love that fabric and the colours are wonderful.
Thanks! The colours will go with almost anything. I think it will be worn a lot.
Such a cute dress – and lovely colours that you can match up with neutal colours, or throw in some brights! I’ve been sewing up some Tina Givens patterns – imagine ‘Out of Africa’ meets the 1920’s. Probably not so good for Iceland, but perfect when sipping a gin on the deck or by the sea!
Aww thanks! I’m hoping Iceland is moderate while we are there. Of course being from Canada moderate means not freezing limbs off! 😊
This dress looks great! It will be perfect for travel – enjoy Iceland – it’s beautiful!
Thanks so much! I am so excited for our trip. Almost trying to stop thinking about it. 😅
Favorite Myrtlejavik ever!