Laurel and me

Presenting my second Laurel!  This time I’ve sewn this shift dress in a blue polka dot fabric for a more classic look.  Though I found a way to adjust the bust part by extending the back darts up, the neckline still came out a bit big for me.  But the overall outcome leaves me pretty satisfied and yes, mighty proud of this dress.

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052While my first Laurel dress took days to finish, this one was done quite fast. The only thing that gave me a bit of a headache was the pattern itself.  I cut it to the smallest size and yet the bust part still came out loose.  This is always my problem with American brands. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that I’m experiencing the same thing with this pattern.  But if there’s a will, there’s a way, right?  So I extended the back darts almost all the way up and it somehow fixed the problem.  At least next time I know exactly what to do.

As for the photos, they were taken yesterday when my husband and I went for a walk.  To take photos of me and Laurel was actually just an afterthought. Good thing I grabbed a pair of peep-toe shoes on our way out for a possible photo-op because these spring blooms were just too pretty to pass up.

Eternal credits to Spring for the perfect background and to the photographer dearest for embracing my eccentricities.

xoxo

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2 Responses to Laurel and me

  1. Love this! The fit is great and that fabric is adorable!

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