My parents have both been sick, so it was only a matter of time before I caught the illness in this house turned petri dish. Luckily it hit the day after I finished working (I'm sure my stress and lack of sleep didn't help my immune system much), because that would have made the past week just 20 times more exhausting than it already was.
So, since I'm not really wanting to move much, I thought I would POST about sewing instead of actually doing it. And I spent the entire first half of the day looking for swimwear fabrics to buy online (I'm going to try and make the bottoms of the hugely popular Bombshell pattern for a start, to bring to Croatia, obviously!). Even when I'm not sewing, my day is filled with sewing.
But what perfect timing for this sew-along, I was just thinking that a 40's style dress would be perfect for some fabric I just bought! So I'm going to try and get this dress finished in between my illness, working, and packing. Shouldn't take me too long, I've already started!
I'm going to use the reissued Simplicity 40's pattern 1587
I'm going to be making it out of a chiffon fabric that I just got at Joann's (with a slip underneath, of course!). I don't know why, but I saw the fabric and instantly wanted to make a 40's dress out of it. It only took me a few minutes to remember why I hate working with chiffon so much. What a pain! And with a pattern on the fabric and keeping it straight while cutting? Took me ages to just cut the blasted thing out! Fraying edges, hand basting, stretching, fabric eating sewing machines, french seams. Ugh. Save me.