I couldn't wear a me-made item on June 7th. "Why not?" you ask - well I had no appropriate clothing. Winter has well and truly hit Melbourne and on Tuesday my nose was so red from the cold I could have given Rudolph a run for his money. Not that I could feel it because my face was completely numb. I don't have any me-made coats and I don't have any tops that would have been warm enough to layer under a coat. I guess I could have worn a t-shirt under another top under a jumper, but if I'm going to wear me-made clothes then I want them out there for everyone to see (this may change if I ever start making underwear!). So that's my confession.
Badly cropped photo so you can't see all my mess!
Neckline close up
I did manage to squeeze in a tiny bit of sewing on the weekend. After sitting in my pattern stash for quite some time Butterick 5247 (apparently now out of print) jumped out at me, I also had some mid-heavy weight wool jersey hanging out in my fabric stash and about an hour later I had a cozy comfortable new dress (which I wore to ward off the cold on Monday).
I made view D in a size 14. If you're thinking of making it check your sleeve and hem lengths. I added an extra inch to the sleeve length and still had to hem it with a band to make it long enough. Also view D looks to be well below the knee on the model and on me it ended up being a couple of inches above the knee.
Overall a really simple project with a nice neckline and I'm sure it'll get plenty of wear of the next couple of chilly months.