Even though I'm trying to limit my dressmaking, I just couldn't help making this one.
Vogue 1236, my first is here. I really find this style of dress so easy to wear. It's a dress, but not a dressy dress.
The fabric is Liberty called Velvet Love Leaf. I originally purchased this to make a dress, but procrastinated over cutting into it as I was trying to convince myself that I should make a shirt. I'm happy with the choice I made.
Pattern: Vogue 1236 - used before = free
Fabric: 1.3 m Liberty from Shaukat = $33 approx inc part shipping
Thread: from stash
Total cost = $33
Speaking of Liberty, I have received a few emails recently regarding sewing with Liberty and lining Liberty. Liberty is extremely easy to work with. It's doesn't slip, slide or fray, but it can be nerve racking to cut at times. Liberty also washes really well and often only needs a light iron, if it has been line dried.
I don't always line my Liberty garments. If I wear this or any other Liberty dress to work (school) then I will probably wear a slip. If a dress is darker and has a full skirt, I probably wouldn't wear a slip for regular wear.
Speaking of School, I've also received a few questions recently about how I am going with this new teaching gig. Well things are going well. Actually far better than I expected and I am LOVING it!! I am currently getting 3-4 casual days each week and it's really fun. I am working just at one school right now, but hopefully will get into another school next term, well if I have any spare days left.
My husband isn't working tomorrow, so maybe I can bribe him to take the kids grocery shopping so I can sew....