Here is the first one made with a Mary Giggles pattern that leaves much to be desired. At Creations, the local quilt store, they had made this dress several times and i loved the combinations of fabric. Here the green is Tutti Fruitti a seersucker fabric, the bodice is a piece of fabric from my stash originally intended to be the lining. It just matched it so well I preferred it. So the bodice is lined with the skirt band fabric.
I just had to show the details and covered buttons.
This is the second dress; skirt is turquoise seersucker and the top is a leftover cat fabric from some shorts that i HAD to use.
The bottom hem is a black and white piping above a band of black fabric with pink spots, made to pick up 3 of the colors in the cat fabric.
I appliquéd the cats onto the skirt as the plain, well was too plain and the kitties are darling. Below is detail of the covered buttons.
Now on to a trial pair of shorts in a blue linen found in my stash. Since surgery my buns appear to have descended so new pattern required. Do you know how hard it is to find a shorts pattern for a woman over 25 who does not want a dropped waist and crotch exposed?