Thanks to my wonderful grandmother, I was able to stop by one of my favorite fabric stores (Sew to Speak in Columbus, OH) on the way back to Michigan after the holidays and invest in some fabric and a pattern for a new dress. I’ve been quilting so much that I haven’t made a garment in quite a while, and it was so nice to have holiday money to buy some things I wouldn’t normally buy for myself!
The pattern is Amy Butler’s Anna Tunic, and I’m going with the longer dress option (hits at the calf).
And I’m making the dress out of Sparkle in Pitch from Amy B’s new line “Lark”.
I haven’t been as into Amy Butler’s last few collections of fabrics because they’re pretty busy for my taste, but the Sparkle print is just simple and retro enough with a little bit of flare (notice the DFunk lime green in there) to be a great print for this dress. Now if I can just get to the laundromat to prewash my fabric…