As Gus so aptly pointed out, most of my "recent" entries have started with "I know it's been a long time..." Yes, I have once again fallen off the blogosphere. And once again I reemerge, hopefully to stay. Back in September 2012 I lined up several projects. I'm happy to say, I have FINALLY finish some of them. Here is the first: the Lisette Traveler Dress.
I made this shirt dress primarily for work. I've worn it several times, and it performs wonderfully. My first graders were full of compliments. The soft linen fabric does wrinkle a bit, but nothing a little starch can't fix.
This photo also shows our awesome new baby blue front door with stained glass!
Here you can see the gathering on the sleeve - a feminine touch that is absolutely necessary for me when using this masculine brown stripe. I have the tendency to look a little man-ish if I go with straight menswear shapes.
I may try this dress again in a fabric that doesn't wrinkle. It would be great for traveling (as the name suggests.) I'd love to throw it in a suitcase and go. This version works okay - most hotels have an iron for post-suitcase straightening out. It's comfortable, long enough, and can be worn with heals or flip flops. Other belts work nicely as well. What's your favorite travel outfit?