I admit it, I like a bit of trend in my garment sewing. And what trend isn't bigger than pineapples right now??
In honor of my birthday back in June, my wonderful best friend (who also sews) gifted me a gorgeous double-brushed poly with none other than pineapples and coconuts! I knew as soon as I saw it that I would make another Isla dress:
Since this is a TNT for me, I made all of the same adjustments that I made in this post here. My only snag with this version came with the length. I used clear elastic as I did with my last version, but this time I could not get the fabric to shirr properly. After I realized that, I knew I had two choices--take it out, or cut it off. As you can see from the length of the dress, I chose to cut it off. There was just no way that I was going to invest hours into removing all the stitching embedded into the clear elastic. No thank you, lol!
So, this is a shorter version!
I wore it this way a couple of weeks ago, but I will probably make some brown leggings to wear underneath. That should also take me through Fall as the weather gets cooler too. But, overall, I love this dress!!!! It is so comfortable, and so soft! I just can't help smiling when I put it on, and hope I can squeeze in at least another month of wear out of it.
In the midst of working on my plans for this month, I did spy an amazing class on Creativebug that I wanted to shar!. Maddie Flanagan, of Madalynn Intimates, has introduced a three part series class on sewing intimates. The first release is the Noelle panty:
If you have ever dreamed of sewing your own intimates, what a wonderful opportunity to give it a try! The first class looks pretty basic, and has the total beginner in mind. While I think I could make my way through sewing underwear, I am mainly curious about understanding the different materials used for intimates, especially when it comes to bras. Also, Joann Fabrics has a discount code to get a month of Creativebug for FREE. I tried it out after seeing the code on one of my receipts, and absolutely love the Creativebug platform, as well as the quality of instructors they have on there.
If you have taken or seen this class, let me know!
I hope to be back soon with another finished item!
Stay sew filled!