Summer has decided to come early this year, and here in Southern France, summer means business. This means I need some new dresses, and probably a few skirts, too :)
Here's one I made for work - New Look 6643.
I have used this pattern in the past, with great results. I do like this dress - especially the colour, which I really love; but I am disappointed in the fabric, which looked nice, but now that it is sewn up, just hasn't such a great, stable weave to it. Sigh. I paid good money for this fabric.
Finding nice fabrics locally is proving more and more difficult, which largely explains my lack of sewing. I know some of you out here find it frustrating, and believe you me, so do I! Finding decent knits to sew is absolutely impossible, but even good wovens are becoming few and far between. Thankfully, Melissa is coming over from the UK soon, and she's bringing me a few fabulous knits :) It means I can finally dare and use up the last few pieces that I have left! :)
Still, I do like this dress, enjoyed wearing it to work, and even got complimented on it by utter strangers. :)
(the state of the lawn is a long story - basically our landlady decided to hire a gardener to do it months ago, but he never showed up :( we just told the landlady enough was enough, and we're turning over the garden this evening and planting a new lawn ourselves tomorrow!)