I've been sewing! I started this late 40s dress last month but then got distracted by other things instead of hemming it. So I finally finished this dress and dubbed it the Gingerbread Dress because all of the brown reminds me of that yummy holiday treat.
I used a combination of my favorite late 40s dress pattern Simplicity 2851 but with the hip flap detail thingy from Simplicity 2502.
I choose some vintage mother of pearl buttons and brown linen/rayon blend for the accent to coordinate with this great brown wool.
Originally, I had a suit in mind for this wool but when it arrived it was much too thin and drapey so I went for a dress instead.
I had a really great hair day! I cut my hair last week and I'm loving the shorter look.
I also parted my hair a but more towards the center than usually and I'm shocked at the difference it makes in the look. Might have to start parting my hair this way all the time.
Whenever I give up growing out my hair and chop it, I always wonder why I started growing it out in the first place. I love me in short hair!
Alas, it wasn't actually this warm outside so this is what I was really wearing to be warm.
I probably didn't need the scarf but it was windy so the scarf protected my curls.
Overall, I'm so happy with this dress! It's a great light weight dress for spring and summer.