It’s definitely dress weather here now and thus the need for pretty dresses (or at least one). After seeing Teresa’s version of the Mini Colfax dress for her daughter made me jump in and buy it, too. I haven’t been sewing much for my girls lately. I love it when I make something they love and use. Sometimes I miss the mark, other times I get a winner.
Working with this rayon chambray was a challenge, but in a good way. I knew it would make for a super comfy and flowy dress, so I just kept reminding myself that as I was sewing. The details on this dress are great. I chose the view A, but I’m thinking I might make Emily one in view B just for fun. It is a really quick sew! I did take a peek at the clock and put in 2.5 hours of sewing. There of course was prep time putting the pattern together (which was a snap) and then tracing and cutting the pieces and then the fabric. I did try and take joy in each step even though sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in trying to rush along – trying to remind myself that the process itself is what’s supposed to be enjoyable as well as the finished product.
I wouldn’t say Natalie loves the dress, although it is comfy. Maybe a more splashy print next time? Perhaps that would seal the deal. Either way, I enjoyed making it.
I also wanted to say thank you dear readers. To be honest, I feel like I’ve been missing something creatively lately. Not sure what that entails moving forward, but I’m hoping the change of seasons and having fun with my girls this summer will breathe some fresh air into my creative spirit.