Monday, April 25, 2011

For Summer Travels

Those of you who sew probably know that Liesl (of Oliver & S.) has designed a pattern line for Simplicity called Lisette. I couldn't wait to get my hands on these patterns, as I know they would have great details and a modern fit. Of course, they do!

This is Simplicity 2246, the Traveler dress, made out of a luxury shirting from Fabric Depot here in Portland.

I love sewing with shirting material. It does exactly what you want it to, is both crisp and soft, and washes really well. I knew from the time I made Jocelyn's shirt that I'd be back in the shirting section of the fabric store over and over again.

I didn't make any pattern modifications, except to disregard the button on the collar, knowing I would never close it. I cut a size 14, and though I think I could handle going down a size, I like this slightly looser fit. Mr. Jones likes it, too. He tells me I look like a nurse, but "in a good way". Hence this face:

The Traveler dress will be great this Summer. I can't wait to wear it on my already-booked July vacation! I just have to sew the rest of my wardrobe, and I've got a few more Lisette patterns in the works.

P.S. Only a few more days to enter the Oliver & S. "Little Things to Sew" giveaway here. Good luck!


ThirdMargaret said...

Darling dress, you look great! The background in your photo is just beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I love that dress! It looks really comfortable, too. I checked out the Lisette link (I'd heard of it but hadn't looked at the patterns until today) and those patterns are lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Emily said...

Beautiful dress and pictures! :)