Something I failed to mention on my last post was that during my non-making time I wasn't the least bit inspired. Nothing. This is a feeling I'm not used to. In fact, I'm still kind of there, but I'm trying to ease myself back into it.
I thought that once I declared that I was going to MAKE that I could jump back in with no problem. I tried, really. I went up to my sewing room, pulled some fabrics, drafted a new bag design, started cutting, but I just wasn't feeling it. Okay, this is new.
I think I was trying too hard. What I needed was to make something that didn't require too much of me, which is not an easy task as someone who wants to bend the rules and put their own spin own things. Thankfully, I remembered about a pattern I purchased a while back from Babes of Sweet. This was just what I needed to ease back into making.
My original plan was to make the dress as is, no modifications, no fancy stuff, just a simple play dress. But once I got into it, the wheels started turning...red rick rack? yes. elbow length sleeves? of course. And then I thought about Chris' mini boden challenge, so off to mini boden I went.
Bow Trim Dress, you're exactly what I needed to see! So much for that simple play dress ;-) I think Ava felt quite fancy at preschool today.
And this my friends, is the first of many chic chic dresses you'll see parading through this blog. You see, I went back to the fabric store again today (and met up with Cathy) - more new fabric. When it comes to sale fabric, I'm weak!! Inspiration abounds, my friends!!