Lacy Tie-Neck Dress
Yet another project from the Unfinished Object Pile completed. I love checking things off that list!
If you follow me on Instagram, then you caught a glimpse of this dress the other day. I’ve been posting my me-made outfits on there each day, and I wore this dress last Sunday.
I actually finished this dress several weeks ago. It had been in and out of my UFO pile since last year.
I made the pattern for the bodice of this dress when I was in California last summer. The pattern was actually used for another dress first (I’ll post about that in a couple of days). I found the lacy knit fabric at Michael Levine Loft during the same visit to California, but I didn’t cut the material out for this dress until November of last year.
At first it had a collar that matched the polka dot placket, but that didn’t work out and I didn’t have enough fabric to fix it.
So I moved on to plan B and removed the collar and bias strip. I added a channel around the neckline for a tie to go through.
I want to get a ribbon or make ties that match the burgundy buttons. I had a matching ribbon that I planned to tie around the waist, but it mysteriously disappeared, or maybe I imagined it. Who knows?
While we’re working on our front and back yard, I’ve got all of my plants in pots on the deck and under the deck.
Those daisy-like flowers are actually considered a weed here, but I don’t care! They bring me so much joy when I look at them. They popped up in my back yard last year and I potted them. Eventually, I’m going to put them with some other wildflowers I planted in our side yard.
If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, has spring arrived where you are? Do you have a favorite spring flower?
*Reminder: I’m giving away a couple dresses and a few patterns. Please see this post for details.*