My middle sis and her hubby came for a visit two weeks ago! We live on the opposite coast of my sisters and parents, so we usually only see each other 1x a year. I gotta admit, I miss my sisters a lot. It was fun taking her around town, sightseeing, and catching up. We wore them out – we packed so much in.
The boys went fishing one day, so she and I got a chance to hang out with the girls and go shopping. We kept everything very leisurely – slept in, hung out in my craft room and chatted while I sewed in the morning. She sews too – so it was fun talking about patterns, having her browse my fabric stash, asking her opinion about my upcoming sewing plans. And, before I knew it, I finished the bias binding and hem of my new Wiskten tank dress. Of course I made her take photos! It’s so nice having a willing photographer. She made me pose – and we laughed at my dorkiness!
The dress is made from an amazing organic cotton from Cloud 9. Surprisingly, I had purchased it from JoAnns. I wore it all day and have very few wrinkles! The sewing was very straight forward. I like the slightly longer hem. There is a bit of pulling at the bust – probably because there are no bust darts. I took my time, really focused on the bias binding, and did a rolled hem.
I think I will get a ton of wear out of it over the spring and summer (if it ever comes – temps dropped from the 70s to 40s!). I styled it with my jean jacket and boots.
How I never found this store before, I don’t know. ITS AMAZING!!! The store is tiny and packed with all kinds of yummy fabric goodness. All high quality and beautiful. Silks, laces, buttons! It’s gonna be dangerous!
The white cotton will become a sundress, the checked silk a sleeveless shirt, and the gorgeous Italian ITY a wrap dress.
Check out their Facebook page and head over there if you ever are in Richmond!
And, I’ll leave you with a picture of my sis and me. While she’s older, we look like twins! You should see all three of the sisters together! A great visit..