I’m a cheeky mare it has to be said. I take advantage of situations whenever I can.
To summarise my cheekiness in taking advantage of every situation:
- I took advantage of a meeting in London finishing early to shoot across town to the Goldhawk Road for my first ever visit.
- I took advantage of an amazing sale rack to buy 3 metres of lovely soft fabric for £10.
- I took advantage of the husband being on backshift to spend the evening drinking wine and cutting out the pieces for this dress.
- I took advantage of the small child being ill and needing an extra long afternoon nap to do some sewing.
All in all my cheekiness resulted in a new shirt dress in a day for me! So on this situation I think being a cheeky mare and taking advantage of situations paid off in my favour. RESULT!
Also don’t judge me on taking advantage of the sick child. After her being a velcro child all morning and projectile vomiting on me I think we both needed a break.
This is pattern is McCalls M6696. I’ve made a couple of shirt dresses from it already but messed the collar up on both of them. After my debacle adventure in learning to sew a man’s shirt (no thanks to Burda) I had the confidence to try again. I was also a cocky so and so and decided to funk it up and go a teeny bit off piste. Hence I used the collar stand but not the collar.
Gives it a bit of an oriental feel me thinks?
I’m not a fan of the poofyness at the back – I think I’ll scale down the gathered bits next time. Makes me look a bit hunchbacked.
I don’t know why I look so happy here – have you ever seen legs as white as that in June? Summer has almost entirely failed to arrive in Scotland this year. Two years ago I spent 3 weeks in my back garden sunbathing waiting for my baby to arrive. I was nutbrown and fabulous. This year I’ve seen about 2 minutes of sun since I was in Uganda in January.
Come on Summer!!