Up here in Ithaca, NY, the weather keeps teasing us. I’ll leave the house one morning bundled up in jeans and sweaters, and find the day so sunny and beautiful I wish I’d worn a skirt and sandals. My thoughts turn to summer clothes, and then within a day or two it starts snowing again.
So, on the eve of another snowstorm (they’re predicting a foot by morning) I present my Yay Spring! dress. I actually cut out the fabric for it during the last few warm days of fall. It’s a shirt dress (Simplicity #4147) made of black cotton(?) with red buttons and red detail stitching. I used a rayon thread for the stitching; it’s very shiny and really stands out. And pockets! I love the pockets. I don’t think I’ve ever owned a dress with useful pockets.
My husband kindly modeled the dress while I took the picture. He’s giving his best fashion model vacant stare. What a good sport!
I love this dress and I expect I’ll make more like it. Unfortunately, while I was trying it on, my dog (the one sleeping so innocently in the photo) stole the pattern and ripped it to shreds! McCall’s patterns were on sale today, so I plan to try McCall’s 5378 for my next shirt dress.