Last weekend, I managed to finish not 1, but 2 dresses. It honestly takes me for-freakin-ever to get anything finished. The last dress took me almost the entire month of June. This one took 2 weekends. I don't sew during the week - I work, cook dinner, walk dogs and knit.
This is the second version of the Monique Dress. This version is fully lined and made from a much, much softer cotton than the first version.
I lengthened the front bodice this time so the waist band is level all around. The lining has an a-line skirt rather than the full, gathered skirt.
Again - I used just one fabric but I do have several 2 fabric versions all ready to go on the cutting table. However, to "spice" it up a bit I added rick rack to the waist band seams.
Even lined - it was light and comfortable to wear on one of the first hot days we've had in Seattle. Next up: I have the white denim button front skirt cut - but that's as far as I managed to get this weekend. I was completely unmotivated to do anything. Actually, I think I was fighting off a Summer cold. Now it's back to the work week.