I feel a bit like the teacher's pet having my first dress done for FESA - LOL! The inspiration for this dress came from this week's theme at The Sew Weekly: Mad for Plaid. I had intended to start working on it much earlier in the week, but I wasn't able to sit down and cut it out until Thursday. Thank goodness Sorbetto is one of my pattern blocks and sews up a treat every time!
I wanted to make a fall-weight dress, as I recently discovered I have a distinct lack of cool weather frocks. I lined it in a rich purple cotton which will more than keep me warm enough, due to my love of layering. I matched up the plaid using Colette Patterns' tutorial.
Speaking of Colette Patterns, it was a complete happy accident that my drafted sleeves are quite similar to their Jasmine! I love how Sarai and Caitlin are always plugged right in to what seamstresses want.
How are you doing with FESA? What are you working on now?