During my blog break, a lot of things happened. I made up the class I missed last year when I had swine flu. I finished all of my internship assignments for my Montessori certification and I passed the practicum, which is where I had to give a lesson in front of people who were critiquing me. The certification paperwork is in the mail! I made lots of dresses. I got my hair cut even shorter, and David and I got a new car! Our previous car was 12 years old, and it was finally Time. We had been wanting to get a Prius for such a long time, so it was an easy decision when we found out the old car had problems that were too expensive to repair.
Oh hey, I'm also wearing one of my new dresses in that photo! It's Simplicity 3775, which I've made before. Only now it's 2 sizes smaller, which fits much better. The fabric is from JoAnn Fabric, and it's a comfy blend of 95% lycra 5% spandex.
I added a little modestly panel to the dress so it would be easier to wear to work. This is one of the most comfortable dresses I own, and I love it.
In fact, I love it so much that I decided to make another one with the same pattern right away! The other great thing about this pattern is that it comes together so quickly. Instant gratification can be so satisfying.
This one is a cotton knit from Michael Miller Fabrics. I bought it at my local quilting store, and I was so excited to find knit fabric there! This dress also came together quickly. It has a different feel to it because the fabric is a little heavier.
I've been wearing this dress with a little green necklace that I "made" myself. It's two strands of seed beads and one fancy bead strung on some stretchy thread. Another very simple, but very satisfying project.
I have to say that knit dresses are my favorites to wear. I'm finally getting used to working with knit fabric, and I'm so glad. I actually cut out some fabric that was not for the pattern 3775, and I hope to show that to you soon.