I just finished sewing myself a dress! I haven’t felt the desire to sew for myself in a long time. Mainly because my body has changed so much in the last 4 years, being pregnant twice and nursing. I have also been so busy designing and sewing for Frankie & Coco PDX that I haven’t had much time. I have been saving 3 yards of the most beautiful vintage silk print, given to me years ago by my dear friend Jen. She has a remarkable eye, is a fantastic seamstress & knitter and inspires me daily. You can check out her projects at Creating Bits of Envy.
I decided to use a Simplicity pattern and switched a few things to make it more my own. I was nervous to cut into this fabric, but I’m so glad I did! It turned out really lovely and fits perfectly. I will have to post a picture of myself wearing it eventually. I absolutely love the pleated sleeves and that it has pockets!