Oh, I know it’s been a while… but I’m still here…
Work got busy (I got a promotion), I had a trip away for work, managed to get the flu while on the work trip, and I have been working away on the Wrap Dress Project. The Wrap Dress Project has reached a milestone, and I’m taking a little break to whip up some tried and true patterns before I dive back into the next phase.
I promise that there are posts about the next steps in the Wrap Dress fittings sitting in my drafts, but for today I just couldn’t wait to share my newest Upton Dress – all the heart-eyes over here for this one!! 😍😍
This fabric easily cost three times what I’m usually happy to pay for fabric. It’s from Spotlight, and was almost $25/m, which makes this gorgeous cotton frock quite expensive when you think that pleated Upton’s use 4+m… 😳😳
But once I’d seen it there was no way I was going to be able to leave it in the store! It just had to come home with me, and I do no regret my decision one little bit.
I finished it off last night (with the fabric line selvage label added to the hem) and hung it on the hanger, thinking ‘I do like that’. Then this morning I put it on to take some photos, and on the way into the spare room (only room in the house with a full length mirror) and I caught sight of myself in the bathroom mirror as I walked past – I’m pretty sure I started skipping. I just love it!
Don’t get me wrong, I love (or at the very least like) pretty much everything I make, but there is something about the Upton dress – I love how I look in it. Everything fits well, it makes me look like I have a waist, the skirt length is perfect without my having to add or subtract anything, and who doesn’t love a box pleated skirt!
And, this fabric print. I’m not a chemist, or a chemical engineer, but work with a lot of them, and I did study chemistry at school. I’ve also spent a good portion of the last year learning an awful lot about one particular chemical compound (can’t write about these things without picking up enough knowledge to be just about dangerous) – so it was fitting. 🔬🔬
It’s a big call, but I think the Upton Dress is my ‘desert island’ pattern. 🏝🏝 You know, if you could only sew one pattern ever again – the Upton would be it for me. Good thing I have fabric for about… 20 more in my stash…
Pattern: Cashmerette Upton. Size: 20G/H with the bodice lengthened by 1in.
Fabric: Spotlight – Studio E Geek Chic Atoms