But yesterday, in typical Utah fashion, we had a rainy, stormy day. So to wile away the wet hours, I decided to make this:
For the most part, I followed this tutorial by Leanne Barlow, but I added pockets and used the shape of my Mendocino Sundress for the skirt. It is amazing how easy it can be to sew a whole dress when you used an existing t-shirt from your wardrobe. Half of it is already done. I love shortcuts.
The bicycle fabric I used is an organic cotton from the Birch Fabric's Commute collection . (You can purchase it here.) I think the color and print of this fabric is pretty delightful. And the 2 yards I had was the perfect amount for the skirt, waistband, and pockets. (But remember, at six feet I am a lot taller than most of you, thus I need more fabric.) If I had a smidge more fabric, I might have sewn some ties for the waist.
|No classic step-through frames? Oh well. Cute enough.|
So this begs the question: Is it cheesy to wear bicycles because I like bicycles? It might be. But I think this cheesy little dress is perfect for weekends, and yes, maybe even a bike ride. How on the nose is will that be?