Wondrous Wednesdays…a Day late but a dress cuter!

Sometimes life just takes time.


Yesterday was one of those time taking days, and so, I am celebrating Wondrous Wednesday on Thursday.

Short and sweet today–I have been creating a couple of Spring/Summer dresses for myself. I am veering off my usual peacock color set and dabbling with a lovely rose print in ecru/tender pink/ and cinnamon.  Mood Fabrics the home of this extraordinary soft Italian cotton.  It is  a dream for stitching, cutting, fitting, and I anticipate, for wearing!  The garment is still in process but the photo gives you the general idea.  The attractive fit and flare silhouette (the flare from box pleats) would flatter many women.

Construction details:

  • I have self-lined the bodice
  • the side zipper will be hand-picked
  • the skirt is lines in a cream toned china silk–my best guess is about a 12mm weight
  • the armscye and neckline will be faced with a small self fabric bias strip (doubled) and topstiched in place
  • the hem will be machine rolled
  • Vogue pattern #8020  [currently out of print but check website to order]

I have an event on Saturday for which I’d love to wear this dress, but quite honestly, I would much rather take the time to complete it well and with beauty.

It’s all about the process…

rose dress 1rose dress 2

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I am a fabric artist and a professional minister in the Catholic Church. I am married for 40+ years to a most fabulous man. We have 4 adult children, 2 daughter-in-laws ( who we also consider to our children!) and 4 grandbabies. I love to weave, paint silk, sew and design garments for myself; bead, read, write and color. I am also a spiritual Companion/Director and have a special place in my soul for women who are healing and in need of healing from trauma and abuse. I love coffee, quiet reflective prayer time at my kitchen table and long walks to breathe in the Holy Spirit. I would like to learn how to spin yarn and will someday create a spun, hand dyed/painted, beaded, woven fabulous garment of peace!

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