This is the first piece of clothing I've made in years! I used Simplicity Pattern 1668A and it was easy. I ended up making a smaller size than the measurements on the back recommended and ended up shortening it a bit. When I make another I will probably not shorten it quite as much because this is just a bit risque when bending over. Even at this length is is a great house and beach dress. So, on our weekly trip to Ft. Zach last Sunday I made Mark take a few photos of me modeling my dress. He was so excited.
I've already worn the dress a bunch and the only change I wish I could make is that I would like the fabric to be softer. I used regular quilting weight cotton which is a bit heavier than the fabrics recommended by the pattern so I'm not getting a nice soft drape and the skirt edging is pretty stiff. This gives me a reason to experiment with something I came across on the internet long ago - brining. So, as I type this, my dress is sitting on the counter in a plastic bag full of salt water where it will remain for the next 3 days.
I'll let you know how it comes out!
Have you ever brined anything before? Ever known anyone who has?
Also, I really enjoy this title since the dress has little people on it and they are being brined and presumably will be happier when they are softer.