Orchids are not the flower featured in this print, but the colors sure remind me of them. So I will call it my "Orchid Dress". I found this beauty at Emma One Sock. Ever since making this tunic (all construction details are here), I have been itching to make the dress version. I think cutting it out probably took as long as making it. It was even easier the second time around. Here is Simplicity 2369, view B with the sleeves from view C. This time I left the ties long so that I could tie a bow instead of a knot.
Fall has been on my mind. It is my favorite time of year and I sure do miss mainland northwestern weather about now. Mornings and evenings will start to get a little cooler here, and I have some wonderful fabric and pattern combinations planned for the season. But I just couldn't resist doing something now with this gorgeous print! Aloha!
My name is Shannon, but my siblings call me Mushy... I am a 44 year old wife and mom. I started sewing in junior high or high school on my mom's Viking. I had an amazing Home Economics teacher who taught me solid techniques. By my junior year, I had sewn a Vogue Bellville Sassoon dress, rated "advanced" for prom. Sewing runs in the family. I was bound to catch the "bug". I hope to inspire you to pursue your sewing interests as I have been inspired by others in the sewing community to pursue mine. Thanks for visiting!