I try not to talk about it too much, perhaps so as not to remind myself. I already often feel like I'm living in a time warp.
But seriously, guys - how is it possibly October already? The pages are flying off of the calendar and I know I'm going to blink and 2016 will be an object in the rear view mirror.
This is where I'm inclined to get all sappy-mcsap about living intentionally and making the most of these moments with our children, especially with the holidays soon approaching. And man, do I feel that! I totally do.
But instead I'm going to talk about this dress I made for Iris. The last of my summer makes, I do declare!
If there's a pattern I love to use as a base to mash up with other patterns, it's the Hanami pattern. I think I've lost count of my Hanami hybrids as this point. But they are many. I thank An for making this awesome pattern!
This time I combined the Hamani pattern with the Charlie dress by Mingo and Grace. I've seen the Charlie dress floating around the internet many times and I love it. I'm not sure why I hadn't made this one yet.
The fabric is from the highly acclaimed and much lauded Rifle Paper Co collection. I don't often sew dresses with quilting cottons anymore, but this print drew me in. The colors are exquisite. I was particularly drawn to the navy and mustard (no surprise there!), so I chose them for the collar.
Pipe all the things!
I often like to finish the back of my dresses with a single button, Because I like to keep things easy like that. :)
Kristin gave me the tip awhile back to use a hair elastic as the loop and I've been doing that ever since. It works so well!
I love the versatility of sleeveless dresses. They can be worn alone, but also pair so nicely with a cardigan (or tights or knees socks or boots or leggings!).
We're finally getting a crispness in the air - I wouldn't go so far as to call it a chill - in the mornings. It's so welcome this time of year. Often the girls will layer with a cardigan in the morning, but off it goes by the afternoon. Or let's be honest, they shed it by mid-morning. We live in Texas after all. Either way, we will take it.
Iris and I wish you a very happy Fall!