Sunday I wondered around Alberta Street in my sweet new Peony dress I made from a lovely black and white striped cotton I picked up at the Bolt Sale last weekend. Stopping first at Greenbean books with my two daughters to grab some new reads, then down to MD for a moment (Heather was at the shop teaching a beginning quilt class and said she had just made the very same dress). Finally we made it to Salt and Straw for the best ice cream ever. We ran into friends, enjoyed the fall day and moment without rain.
I am pleased with this little frock. Super easy to make, a category of sewing I apparently love. And by taking a little time to make a bodice muslin and all of Erica’s tips from having taught this as a class a time or two, it was quickly adjusted and came together nicely. Although Heather and I both discussed the fit adjustments we had made, I would say overall, with both front and back darts (two each), the adjustments were pretty easy to manage.
There is nothing like a new fall dress on a lovely fall day with some sewing gossip, ice cream, and a wander down the street with my girls. I will certainly make this dress again!