It’s windy here at the lake, where we’re enjoying a little time with family before the arrival of the fall collection in two or three weeks.
In the meantime, I found this pale peach-colored silk dupioni, as well as a matching pink plaid, at Gayfeather Fabrics in Madison, WI, last week, so we made party dresses! Two Tea Party sundresses, which I think are dressy enough to be worn to a wedding, in sizes 3 and 5. I think it would be fun to dress sisters in dresses like these: similar but not identical.
It’s fun to play with various fabrics, isn’t it? Fabric choices can completely change a style, taking it anywhere from a casual, playground-ready to dressy and formal. And these dresses are completely washable; I washed the silk before cutting it, and as long at the finished dresses are washed in cold water (preferable by hand), they’ll be fine.
I lined both dresses to give the fabric a little more body. It’s easy to do; just cut the skirt from your lining fabric, assemble it separately from the dress, and whip-stitch the folded top edge of the skirt lining to the dress at the yoke seam when the dress is finished.