Tropical dandelion

At the beginning of the school year, we take a photo in time of our children because it’s a milestone right?

I used the Dandelion pattern last month because I went back to the office after months of working from home.

When you look at the original Dandelion dresses I sewed in 2013, I used plain fabrics. The version I made for Minerva as a Minerva Brand Ambassador used an Art Gallery Fabric that lent itself to a vintage feel dress.

Vintage Dandelion dress

The one I made to wear back at the office uses a fabric from my stash that was on a crepe based fabric. The print was a bold photograph that I picked up somewhere, so it’s no longer a fabric stash piece.

As you can see, I tested the scoop neckline version of this dress.

Juggling the print placement when cutting out the fabric is part of the fun of sewing.

Backpack made for a 2020 Minerva Brand Ambassador project

Did you spot the Sacotin Troika backpack I made in 2020? This was a Minerva project and the Troika back pack is designed by Vero. I use this backpack to commute to work with my laptop and work devices. The fabric is waterproof.

Back to the dress. The fit was good and I could see that I’ve got more shape at the back of my high hip area. For this new version I added more seam allowance where I needed room.

The bust darts are a bit different so I was able to work these out on this version before making the Minerva version.

Back of the Art Gallery Fabric version

When I use this pattern again, I’ll make a further adjustment so there are no drag lines at my back high hip area.

Both dresses have overlocked seam edges and hems so they’re quick to sew once you finish the seam edges.

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