1. A summer dress with a lightweight fabric that I've had in my stash for a while
2. A completed garment as part of the Summer Sewalong, and finally
3. A UFO off my shelf!
4. Gives me space back on my ironing board.
I started this dress over a month ago but could never get past cutting all of the pieces. You may remember when I returned to the craft room at the beginning of June, my cat was in love with this project. That made one of us. I had cut all of the outer fabric pieces, but couldn't decide if I would do the lining in the same fabric or another. The dress was so light that I didn't want to weigh it down. So I did what I have a tendency to do... folded everything up and let it live on my ironing board. This spot is where my projects go to die. Or at least, a long hibernation.
When I saw Sew Weekly's UFO challenge, I knew just the project that I could use. So I did inventory to figure out where I had left off, dusted off the rest of the fabric and started assembling the dress. I used Simplicity 2579 in version B.
I really enjoyed this pattern, especially the upper bodice assembly. It made finishing all of the seams on the rest of the dress really easy. In the end, I was left with a very tidy, light, summer dress.
So readers, did any of you participate in this challenge? Or do you have something tucked away that is itching to be finished? Tell me about it!
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