I decided that since the temperature wasn’t going to get very high and it was going to rain all weekend I could justify dedicating the entire weekend to sewing.
I’m so glad I did – it’s been glorious!
The first project I worked on was a dress I had started last summer for Oona and figured I had better finish before it was too small!
The pattern is Oliver & S’s “Family Reunion”.
I don’t remember where the fabric is from, unfortunately. I bought it quite awhile ago.
The only modifications I made to the pattern are that I did not add little decorative buttons on the front tab , and I did not topstitch the hem.
I had to fight my sewing machine to get the automatic buttonhole feature working properly. It took two needle changes, a cleaning out of the bobbin casing (lots of lint!) and a change of thread. Sometimes it’s just fussy things like that.
The buttons on this are vintage ones that were my grandmother’s. They match perfectly, don’t they?
I just adore this fabric!
She wore it all day and wouldn’t even remove it for bedtime.
I’ve moved on to my next projects: The Lady Skater Dress in a red cotton and The Renfrew shirt in a blue Ponte de Roma knit (its a poly/rayon blend I normally wouldn’t go for, but it’s very nice and drapey.
I have plenty of Harney and Sons tea to fortify me (and Neve made chocolate chip cookies), so hopefully I will have progress photos soon!