I bought this dress pattern recently, but in the spirit of stash busting I told myself I wouldn’t buy new fabric to make it. (I did anyway but that’s not the point.) This fabric has been tucked away in my fabrics bin for quite some time, but I didn’t realize exactly how long until I looked at the date on the salvage… SINCE 2006!! SIX YEARS!!! That’s shameful! I also didn’t realize it’s by Alexander Henry! He’s one of my favorite fabric designers now.
I didn’t really tweak this pattern much except for a few additions. I added the little front pocket, a belt, and some ric rac to the collar before binding it. I also did a huge “pillow case” hem on the bottom.
Lisette calls this the “Continental Dress”, but I think it looks like more of a Clam Bake dress. Or a Market Fresh Sandwhich Dress. …I don’t know why but the fabric reminds me of Arby’s haha! If it reminds you of a kitchen curtain, that’s because it’s supposed to be.
It’s a good dress for a creemee date though I’ll tell ya that.
Also a great dress for a 4th of July family drive.
Lucille knows that adventure time means Indiana Jones hat time. Adventure we did!
The Lisette Continental is definitely a good all purpose dress and a suuuupppper easy project. I finished it in just a few hours, and that includes tracing and cutting the pattern first! I bought the pattern specifically for the dress, but I may just have to give the separates a try one of these days.
I have to say, I’m really loving these easy one day projects. No zippers, no interfacing, no hassle. It’s pretty nice.
In other news, I’m piecing my Hazel dress together now after a gingham fabric catastrophe. I scratched the gingham idea completely after realizing it’s too sheer and not worth underlining. Now I’m doing an ombre style color block Hazel in aqua colors! Hopefully it turns out nicely.
Happy Independence Day every one!