As for regular business around these parts, sewing has been a little bit slow, still, but planning has not! I've got my 3 WIPs still underway, and a new project in the works, too.
I recently saw this dress on ModCoth.com and was instantly inspired.
|Graceful Greenery Dress in Dog Park|
I love the scoop neckline, skinny straps, and full gathered skirt. It looks like an early 1960s frock perfect for a summer barbeque or party. However, I'm not sure if you all have picked up on this, but I'm not a dog owner presently. The apple of my eye is my bratty darling, Duke the cat. Though I did grow up with a pet dog, I couldn't just betray Duke like that -- I'm his mom, after all. I managed to find some excellent, very similar looking cat fabric, in a Grey and Pink color scheme. I think it will make a great paring with the bodice from a recently acquired vintage pattern I picked up. Add a gathered skirt, and I'm good to go.
|this bodice, plus|
|... a gathered skirt & this adorable fabric.|
I'm in love with the cute cats and the fabric colors. It's definitely more muted than the bright Red and Yellow of the Bernie Dexter inspiration dress on ModCloth, but I love it!