Hello friends, it's been too long! I set aside my sewing for a few weeks this summer, and replaced it with bike rides, weekend trips, and soaking-up the sun :) I've had a great summer exploring the east coast. Weekend trips included checking out the Blue Ridge Mountains, Washington DC, Rhode Island, Rehoboth Beach, and camping on the Potomac in Virginia!
This past weekend my friend Jessica visited and we sewed the Seamwork Mesa dress. We were both really happy with how our dresses turned out. They are simple and stylish, and they will be great for layering when colder weather comes.
|Jessica & Melissa: Sewing Sensations!|
We went to a print shop and printed the large format version, it's such a hassle taping all the 8.5"x11" pages together. The dress was really easy to sew - we cut, pinned, and sewed it together while watching the Wuthering Heights mini series with Tom Hardy. The pattern says it will take 1 hour to sew, but those estimates never seem to match up for us - haha, it took us several hours (including cutting and pinning). The only change I made to the pattern, was lengthening it. I like to wear my dresses closer to the knee, so I cut the pattern about an 1 1/2" longer.
|pinning the neckband|
I used some black textured knit leftover from my Midnight Myrtle dress, and a mid-weight grey knit with tiny pinstripes. Jessica helped me decide which fabric to put where for my color blocking. I love, love, love the color blocking! Now I need to buy more knit fabric, so I can make another Mesa!