...or the table cloth dress, as I like to think of it!
I rather enjoy making things to wear from old curtains or table cloths, as I have here - it appeals to my sense of frugality. I've made this dress pattern once before; the blog post about it is here.
As the fabic is a nice thick cotton gingham, it is easy to wear and to wash. It was also easy to make - the pattern is simple with only five pattern pieces, and the instructions are straightforward.
The roomy pockets are my favourite bit: big enough for my iPhone, and for packets of sweets confiscated from naughty children (I have real-world experience to back that one up!). The neckline is flattering (I think so, anyway) and is
big enough to go over my head without a zip.
Now, a lot of bloggers have been documenting their plans for 2014; here are mine... I don't have any! Sewing is my hobby and my joy. I am going to go with the flow, make things, and have fun. I'm not going to worry about specific fabrics or patterns, just enjoy myself.
Having said that, there are a few things I have to make: the boys need new trousers, but after several failed shopping trips I can find nothing that will fit both their waists and their heights! Oddly the fact that I need to make these, makes me reluctant to start: I am a contrary mary.