This post might also have an accurate subtitle of “Spot the Mosquito Bites!”
I love early summer, because it still gets cool at night, but I do not enjoy the mosquitoes that come with it. Especially since we’ve had a really rainy spring so far, which spells a very mosquito ridden summer.
This is my new shirtdress, and I love it and want five to ten more. Both the fabric and the pattern conspire to make this some amazing level of secret pajamas.
The fabric is Robert Kaufmann chambray, which I believe is rayon cotton blend. It’s lightweight, but has a large amount of body to it. I got it on sale last year for about 3 or 4 dollars a yard, and I’ll definitely buy the bolt if I find it for that price again.
The buttons and bias tape are from my vintage stash, and the buttons are probably from my grandmother, which makes them a little more special..
The pattern is s Sew Over It’s Vintage Shirtdress. It’s so so lovely. As in, the design fits me perfectly (in my eyes) right out of the package. I thought I’d have to use a size 12 at the bust and a 10 at the waist, but I decided to just stick with the 1o all around.
I used some goldenrod quilting cotton for the pockets, to match the buttons, and I kinda french seamed them, at least to the skirt seams. I also used bias tape to finish almost all off the seams. I missed the lower part of the skirt seams though.
This is my new favorite garment. As in, wear it every week favorite garment.
And I can’t wait to make more!