Another 2017MakeNine (kinda) crossed off the list!
I talked a couple weeks ago about how I used to avoid wrap dresses when I shared my Highlands Wrap Dress. That’s also how I’ve felt about shirtdresses for a long time. Years, really. When the Kalle Shirt+Shirtdress was released, I initially ignored it if only because of my previous thoughts on shirtdresses for myself. However, I continued to see some gorgeous versions and decided to take a leap and try it. It had worked for me on my last few projects, so why not?
Confession: I’ve pretty much hated wrap dresses up until recently. I can’t give you a decent reason as to why I had such disdain for them, I just did. So whenever I saw them in the store, I immediately walked passed and never gave a second thought to them. However, all of my previous notions regarding wrap dresses vanished when Allie Olson released her latest pattern, the Highlands Wrap Dress. Why have I been avoiding wrap dresses for so long? They’re so flattering and comfy! More proof that sewing helps you leave your comfort zone and try new styles…and sometimes you’ll be pleasantly surprised!
Flexibility and adaptability have been key words for me this month…mainly because of my indecisiveness and trying to get a ton of projects crammed in before we see family. At first it seemed like this month was just dragging, but just like that it’s now February. That means
a few most of my January goals were not met. I think I overestimate how much sewing time I’ll actually be able to have. However, I’m happy with what I’ve been able to accomplish this month and I’m already excited about sharing a couple things with you next month!
Here we are at the end of 2016! As I mentioned in my previous post, I was able to finish 3 out of the 4 items on my December sewing list! I started the fourth, but I’m letting it sit for a while because I’m not 100% sold on it yet, but more on that in a bit.
It’s been pretty quiet here on the blog for the past couple weeks. I had every intention of posting about this skirt a couple days after I finished it, but it has been so gloomy and overcast here (and still is) and I’ve been pretty busy at work that it didn’t get done until now.
But that doesn’t mean I’m not excited to share the skirt with you, because I really really am!