I absolutely love the beginning of summer here in the desert. Getting up early to beat the heat is fun, and coming back to an air-conditioned house after working with Nick feels so luxurious. Glasses of ice water, then peeling off wet and filthy riding clothes, and finally showering and cooling off are blessings in this climate.
There is absolutely no way that I would wear tight clothing during this season. I have sewn a few dresses this month, and they reflect my need to stay cool! First up is M6885 and the review is found here-PR review
This shirtdress is loose fitting with a pleat below the "popover" placket (say that really fast three times). The collar and placket are standard but the shape of the dress is a slight lantern due to the pleat. It's cute but not entirely flattering to an hourglass shape. I do like the color blocking and will try this pattern again, reducing the overall length of the bottom band.
Some great features:
pleated and angled
I entered this dress in the Shirtdress Contest and hope I get some love :-) The contest gallery is found right here. Please take a moment to enjoy the gallery and vote if you are interested. The voting ends on the 25th I believe. Thanks!!