13/04/2016

Dotted Adelaide Dress

You guys you guys you guys!  Spring has finally arrived in Ottawa!  So what does that mean sewing-wise?  Well, I'll probably not going to be spending as much time inside... but it also means fun spring and summer dresses & skirts!

To start off the sunny season, I sewed up a Seamwork Adelaide Dress in a Nani Iro double gauze I've been hoarding since last year.


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I LOVE THIS DRESS.  If you haven't noticed, fit & flare dresses tend to be my staple style, so this was a fun departure from that!  This dress fits so well (thanks to the back darts!), is just the right length, and the snaps are a much better alternatives to buttons.  I used some 'pearl' snaps for just a little bit of extra detail.




I am definitely going to be making more of these.  The style is much easier to dress down than a fit&flare, is the perfect silhouette to pair with a cardigan for the office, and I think in the right fabric, could even be dressed up for a wedding or other function.

Since the double gauze is a bit on the thin side, I chose to line the dress with a quilting cotton.  Check out those beautiful dress guts!



It is just so satisfying when a garment looks as good inside-out and is does right side-out.

The only small thing I have to fix is the belt loops on the back.  I could have sworn I sewed these on correctly, but DANG they are out of whack.



Anyways, the weather is starting to warm up, so I'm hoping I can get away with wearing this dress to work tomorrow, or sometime over the weekend!