S.E.W. - Sew Everything Workshop. The skirt is black and the bodice white silk and lined. As an added detail, that was not part of the pattern, I made silk flowers to decorate the bodice.
The class was taught again the following quarter and I signed up for another round! It is great having the instruction and help, but it is also fabulous to have a 3 hour time once a week to sew. This time I began with a messenger bag pattern by Amy Butler. I now have a whole new respect for people who make bags! So challenging, this one took me a few classes and I broke several needles on my machine!
The outside in a faux wood patio furniture outdoor fabric, again not perfect, a challenging project with a confusing pattern!
Butterick Pattern. The original pattern did not have sleeves, so I made some from another pattern with a degree of trial and error! Actually I sewed the sleeves on both these dresses several times! The polka dot seersucker dress has longer sleeves, while the blue cotton gingham has shorter cuffed sleeves.
I am really happy with how these turned out, they fit great, are the perfect length and I am delighted with the sleeves and how they look, even though it was difficult at times and I won't be playing vollyball in them anytime soon!!