I think I jumped the gun on this one (we have been having an ice storm and a snow storm all day today), but all the same, I'm excited for spring and nice weather so I can wear this dress!
I got this fabric from Broom Corn for 75% off. I think it was $2.5 or $3/yard. I'm so excited to have something bright to wear to church. It seems like most of my dresses and skirts are dark colors...a tendency that I really do try to stay away from, but I just gravitate to black. I don't know why. I just like black. No, I'm not Gothic. I just like black.
But, I branched out this time. I went a completely different direction than black.
I just noticed that in the picture above it looks like I only have one leg. I don't know why. But I didn't have an amputation if you're wondering.
The pattern I used didn't have sleeves that I liked so I mixed and matched patterns to get this sleeve with gathers on the bottom. I think it goes well since the rest of the dress has gathers too. You may remember this method of gathering from when I was a guest blogger at Sew Much Ado. That's the method I used to get perfect, gorgeous gathers--the first time =)