I absolutely, completely fell in love with Simplicity 1459 when it first came out. Enough so, that I actually made the pattern exactly like it appeared on the cover!! No small feat for me. Usually I can't help but make various alterations. OK, I raised the neckline by an inch, but that doesn't count. ;-)
This buckle was in the stash, and was the perfect excuse for a nice wide belt!
These buttons were from Aunt Daisy's house, and they just happened to be the perfect color, the perfect design, and the perfect number. :-)
I did bound buttonholes, since there were only 2 needed and it would be another opportunity to work on improving my technique. Still have a ways to go before I consider myself a proficient, but they are suitable enough to show up well on camera. ;-)
As you all know, I am prone to agonizing. I have been admiring this fabric at JoAnns for 3-4 years now. Each time I go, I think- "that would make a great fall dress"! And yet each time it's on sale, I somehow convince myself that I shouldn't buy it. :-P That's why I have my mother- she called enough enough, and made me finally get around to buying this for a dress. And 2 weeks later, here it is! ;-) I am so pleased with the fabric- it is very appropriate for both spring and fall, thus filling a crucial wardrobe gap.
We even had an appropriately cold spell right after completing it, so it has had several outings this spring. I look forward to wearing it to death in the fall, too. ;-)
· Thanks for the lovely pictures, Kathryn! ·