I think I have recuperated from our vacation. We had a blast visiting my mother, brother, sister, daughter and grandson, who all live in Oregon, luckily not too far apart! I only wore me made clothes the whole trip, except for my self modified Eddie Bauer denim jacket.
I had made up NL 6407 before going on vacation. I figured since I really liked it and had the fit pretty good, I thought I should modify it to be a cute weekend shirtdress.
I just lengthened it past hip length, curving out for a little more room. I curved the hem in the back to be longer, and the front hem a little shorter than the back. This was my muslin, so I used a 'loud fabric' as described by my husband.
I had to add pockets to the side seams, as every shirt dress needs pockets!
I love the mandarin style collar. Makes a nice frame for the face.
I used a cotton batiste for the facing, armhole finish and the pocket bags.
Here is a better shot of the curved high /low hem.
My husband says 'It is cute' I think that is his way of saying, not bad for such a loud fabric. Of
course, I could be wrong. He is a man. He might just mean It is Cute.
Lessons for the next one, need to cut the front armhole a little lower.
and if you can't Sew
swinging with your grandson is even more fun.
A little grandma eye candy from my vacation.