Seriously, 10 photos and this is the only in focus.The bodice was modified from Burda dress with gathered rectangle skirt and cap sleeves from 02/2011, which I made here and here. I omitted the darts and I just guessed the skirt pattern. Nothing terribly technical. I fully lined the dress as the gingham (from Spotty), was a little sheer, and created a casing for the tie by sewing the lining to the outer, leaving two button holes for the tie to come out.
I think it's kinda cute, don't you?
In other news, my husband now has a new job and starts Monday. We ate out tonight to celebrate! We've had a pretty full week looking for a new job for him and stressing about how many we could go without pay before trouble sets in. We actually found out the day he returned from our holiday that his job was less secure than we thought. Not the best news after this very 'spendy' time of year and also not great as the building industry is slow in January. Anyway, good job found, crises averted, life can go on, no need to stress any more. More sewing to come!
Pattern: Burda dress with gathered rectangle skirt and cap sleeves. Used twice before, so free.
Fabric: Navy gingham cotton from Spotlight $9??Thread and elastic: from stash, only minimal used, so free.