Last year as I was tentatively dipping my toes back into sewing waters, I went on the Internet (of course) to do some research and subsequently did the "Alice-down-the-rabbit-hole " thing. Images popped up everywhere, so tempting, so tempting. One of the things I stumbled onto were these "granny chic" dresses by Dottie Angel - I was smitten with them.
To make a long story short, Tif has released her Dottie Angel frock pattern via Simplicity 1080 recently and it sold out almost immediately online. We can't buy paper patterns from Simplicity any longer in Canada so I was double stuck! I really didn't want to wait another month or two to order it! Luckily for me, a kind American friend did me a big favor and got a copy of it from JoAnn's in the States and sent it to me. Thank you, Carol!
I did a wearable muslin with some quilting fabric. I really wish I had the fabric in rayon. I liked the print but the quilting fabric was a heavier kind. Initially I made the ties that the design called for and when I got the dress down to the fitting stage, I decided to try taking them out. I like them better without the ties on me.
I've been re-fashioning some items so I may show them in my next post, hopefully tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by.