New Year’s Resolution JULY

You may be forgiven for thinking it’s Halloween already, but no, that’s just another photo of me looking like I hate having my photo taken and trying to pretend it’s not happening. I’m just staring off into my happy place,  forcing myself to forget there’s a lens right in front of me, making me feel all self-conscious and all.
If you’ll ignore my messy hair and uncomfortable pose, you may notice my dress which I made as my part of my new year’s resolution project I’m working on for Fiskars.
I used the Kimono Sleeve dress pattern by Salme Patterns. I don’t see it in their store anymore and I’m not sure why. Fear not, they have quite a few other dress patterns (and other pretty clothing items too). I have made several – the patterns are super simple and very comfortable.
To cheer up the dark navy blue satin I used, I decided to make a large anchor applique on the skirt. Not sure why I happened to chose an anchor at random (I’m not a sailor but I DO live by the beach) but I love it! I think I’m going to use this applique technique on more clothing from now on.
You can read the full article over at Fiskars here.

On a related note, I attended a quilting class with my mum last week and we learnt to applique and reverse applique (using a completely different method than the one I used for this dress). Attending a sewing class was such a brilliant thing to do – I need to do it more often. That would be nice.


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