It’s the one. The yellow one that I’ve chosen for my next Sew Arty Challenge. Perhaps not sunny Kimmy Schmidt yellow but on the spectrum. And as I’ve been feeling rather pale and lying down on the sofa quite a lot recently, the Paul Fischer painting entitled ‘Day Dreams’ really couldn’t be better.
So. step one : choose a pattern
I made a style of dress a few years ago using my trusty New Look sew in 2 hours pattern –
I made a square-neck, sleeveless top to which I attached a gathered 2 metres of fabric. With a few further adjustments I really do think the design has potential to turn into the yellow dress of our daydreamer.
Not seeing it? Let’s look at the evidence –
the dress design has a square neck, no sleeves and a full, long skirt.
So all I need to do is to add an extra front panel for the front tucks / pleats and then two decorative tucks / pleats around the bottom edge of the skirt. Easy… Pattern chosen.
Step 2 : choose the material
3 metres of yellow cotton material
so it’s not as pale as I’d intended but I was feeling in rude health when I went to buy it, thereby illustrating how mood affects colour choice.
Buy matching thread and one button.
all purchases made at Fabricland – approximate cost £10
Step 3 – set up machine, cut out pattern, then sew!
Still lolling on the sofa…might take some time.