You know that dress, the one that you’ve aspired to sew since you started? I finally sewed it. Wait, you didn’t have one? Well I’ve had one. Back in 2005 was the start of me seriously starting to sew for myself, and just lusting over fantastically designed 50’s garments. I had realistically started sewing clothing in 2003 or earlier, but most were remakes, nothing serious, and I was just begining to flex my skills.
A hotter than average Me Made May resulted in me finding the holes in my wardrobe, and one of the bigger ones was neutral shirts to go with all my intensely patterned and bright colors of the rest of my wardrobe. Enter Simplicity 8342. I loved the vintage inspired tie in the front, and the cap sleeves sold me.
According to my sewing notebook, I completed my first Upton dress on December 2nd of 2017. Having fallen madly in love with how the skirt hangs, the length, and the incredibly deep pockets... I knew a hacked version into a skirt was in my future. The fabric that I had waiting in the wings was an adorable fabric received in October for my birthday waiting for the "perfect" skirt pattern. Match made.