When Amanda was visiting two weeks ago we took the opportunity to hit up a couple of local quilt shops. While we were out and about, I found some amazing super light weight cotton and decided it would be perfect for my first attempt at a Staple Dress.
After a couple hours of sewing with pattern in hand, I wound up a little gem of a dress. A week later the hubs and I ventured down to Seattle where we crossed paths with Amanda and her Mr. again (for the third weekend in a row - WHA?!).
The weather was stunning and I was thrilled to sport my new dress for the first time. Amanda helped me decide on the hem length and I think she had the right idea. I can see this piece transitioning into fall easily with dark tights and heals.
I'm also so happy that I made the pocket version of this dress. April's detail into making these pockets really impressed me. They lay to the front of the dress people, the front! This may not mean much to you if you haven't sewn many dresses, but my washi pockets often lay to the back and it's terribly frustrating. That in itself will guarantee more staple dresses in my future.
Amanda's hubby graciously took these pics for me down on Pier 57. We all sauntered back down to the waterfront one evening at dusk to ride the Seattle Great Wheel and the views were spectacular.
Between shopping and quilt shop stops, we also managed to hit up the classics like Pike Market and the Seattle Aquarium! It was a fantastic way to end our three weekend extravaganza.
I'm going to miss seeing that cousin of mine each weekend but lucky we get to catch up again in Sepetmeber, when Sewing Summit rolls around! Anyone else coming to SS2013?