Hello, dear friends! Please do excuse my absence. It was completely unintentional and I am completely without an excuse. All I can say is that I have been unable to pull myself away from this lush, sunny summer and from the days that have positively brimmed with everything.
The air cooled this week. It's raining and the summer tan that I've been recklessly allowing has been shrouded appropriately once again in fleece and wool. It's got me thinking about the upcoming cooler months and about the making that I hope to be doing and sharing with you. Please do tell me what you've been making this summer!
Let's talk about a dress, shall we? I made A BUNCH of clothes for my daughter this summer (you can find them all in my Instagram feed if you're curious). I usually make short dresses so that she can climb trees and run fast. But she's been requesting floor-length gowns and when I spied this tiered sundress, I knew that I had to try to make one.
It's basically a Geranium dress mashed up with the tiered skirt pattern from Happy Homemade. I shaved off the shoulder parts and bound the arm and neck holes with bias tape to give it a sundress vibe. The armholes turned out a bit to big (I should have narrowed the bodice just at the neck and shoulders and left the arms alone). And she didn't like the skinny straps as much. Neither did I. For the next version I stuck with the standard Geranium bodice. She LOVES this long twirly dress. I see many more in our future...
I have so much more to say! I'd like to share some fair isle knitting that I did this summer, some fantastic books that I read, a newer version of this dress in some to-die-for rayon challis... What do you want to talk about?
Joining Frontier Dreams this week over here.