Everything's Coming Up Roses Emery Hack

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Experiment:
Emery Skirt (Size 0)
Simplicity 2444 Bodice (Size 8)

Materials:
3 yards of Katarina Rocella's Flowered Engrams Ornate
Scrap fabric for pockets
22" Invisible Zip in Navy Blue
Mettler Gray Thread

Procedure:
This week has been a week of milestones. I am now the mother of an eleven year old. He got a vanilla bean cupcake for breakfast and he wanted steak for his birthday dinner. Birthday dinners are a must in our household and this was our goofy selfie commemorating his birthday while waiting for our dinner at the restaurant. Here is his serious 11-year-old look.
Annnndddd, I had to attend an event where my husband was recognized for his job (great event, crap food, good company). Would suffer crap food over and over again for this guy!
Then to cap it off, after what feels like a never-ending week, last night we had a spring baseball scrimmage in between the spring rain storms.  It was a long evening and the rain held off for the game --worth it until the mosquitoes started to bite!
I had plenty of dresses to wear to this dinner event with Mr. Chemist but what is a girl to do when she looks at all dresses and can't decide!?!? She decides to sew another one!! I turned to my TNTs because I can crank out a dress rather quickly. And I had this gorgeous fabric hiding in my stash. I am in love with Art Gallery Fabrics and I have several of Katarina Rocella's designs. The Art Gallery Fabrics has a great weight and vibrant colors. Soooooo nice. I chose this digital rose print to use for my latest dress hack -- Emery skirt paired with Simplicity 244 bodice.  It is meant to channel spring.
And I went to my TNT bodice Simplicity 2444.  I have lovingly tooled this bodice - I mean, WOWZA -- it fits oh-so-nicely with the right amount of ease.
I used the Emery skirt as a base and added 4 inches in length to the pattern. I wanted to the skirt to hit below my knee.  I am probably going to retrace the skirt pattern and add at least two to three more inches so that is will be a true midi-skirt.
This fabric is really lush -- dreamy and drapey. I love how it goes with my clogs. Am I channeling spring or what?  Rain, rain go away -- I want sun and comfy temps to enjoy the outside. 
I need to make some pants. My closet is now almost bursting with dresses. I see some staple sewing in my future -- any suggestions on go to patterns for wardrobe staples?

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