I just sewed another dress! Same pattern, but with wider straps, no pocket, and a ruffle on the bottom. I’m pleased to report that this time around I learned from some of my first mistakes and did them correctly. Unfortunately I was feeling quite skilled with ruffles and gathers and ended up having trouble with this one. I think it looks darling though and Tabitha will debut it at Clark’s birthday party, or possibly a 4th of July party tomorrow. Also, this time around I completed it in two sittings!
A closeup of the fabric. This time I used a nice knit. The picnic pattern is charming, though the bottle of wine leads me to believe this probably wasn’t originally intended as a children’s print!
(I have many garden and chicken updates, but they will have to wait until tomorrow. But first, this big update: Mrs. Hen lives on! Not only that, today she managed to lay an egg and unstop herself. I actually saw her in the nesting box and it appeared she definitely had to work to get it out, but she did and is quite chipper. Hooray! I was so happy I gave her a big kiss and she returned the gesture by pooping on my blouse.)
Update: here is trying on the dress (I was astonished by the giant armholes since this was a size smaller!):