I started this dress a little over a year ago, but didn’t manage to finish it before I considered fall over. As much as I love wearing fall colours, it somehow doesn’t feel right to me to do so once December arrives. It may seem silly in a time when most traditional sartorial rules have been thrown out the window, but I also follow the ‘no white after labour day rule’. So, I left off this dress and focused on more wintry sewing. Going through my UFOs a couple of months ago I found this and decided it should be finished.
Here is McCalls 6433
I’ve been meaning to make myself an apron for some time now, but dresses and other clothes always seemed more
fun important. Two years ago my husband and I hosted my family for Christmas dinner for the first time and spent my day in the kitchen in a silk dress with no apron. I did the cooking and even made an apple pie from scratch and inexplicably, miraculously didn’t get anything on the dress. I’m still completely baffled by how I managed it. This year we hosted them for Thanksgiving. I was determined to make a silk ‘Thanksgiving’ dress (which will likely be the subject of my next post) but there was no way I was going to push my luck a second time! Thus, an apron became the next important thing to sew! I have a few vintage apron patterns and decided on Simplicity 4213: