|I love the scooped neckline in the back!|
|Gotta love a dress with pockets!|
I love how this dress is casual and business casual at the same time. I've already worn it 3 times! Now I need to make it in a bunch of colors and fabrics! :)
I made version 3 of the dress in a straight size S. Overall, the fit is pretty good. I have some pulling under my bicep, I don't know if there is too much fabric there or what, but it doesn't really bother me. The fabric is a lightweight sweater knit, I bought on sale at Hancock Fabrics. It's difficult to see, but I sewed little glass seed beads following the pattern on the bodice. They shimmer a little in the sun, which is really pretty! I feel like Queen Elizabeth with my beaded dress, haha! I didn't do a ton of beading, because it's kind of tedious, so it would be like if Queen Elizabeth had some really lazy seamstresses. Ha! :)
Pattern: Colette Patterns' Moneta Dress
Fabric: Lightweight sweater knit from Hancock Fabrics & glass seed beads
Did I like the pattern? Yes - sweet & simple!
I'm having a hard time deciding what to sew next - I have too many ideas. I started cutting fabric (really cute fabric) for another Mesa dress, so I'll have to finish that up. I also just bought the Grainline Studios Archer pattern and I have some fabric that will be perfect for a test run. Most importantly, Josh and I are going to Mexico in a month, so I want to make some cute things to wear with the fabric Josh bought me in Oaxaca last year (I used some of it for a Wren Dress). I'll just have to get to work and do them all!!!