For a whopping $2.00 I purchased three yards of beautiful, yellow eyelet fabric and five sewing patterns from a really nice lady having a moving sale. There's a mens suit pattern in there, patterns for a formal gown, a ladys business suit, a really cute womans button up blouse and last but not least the adorable dress pictured there on top. I'm not sure when I'll use the patterns, but for 10 cents a piece I'm more than happy to add them to my collection!
I was thrilled to find the Simplicity pattern pictured above, number 3747... so thrilled in fact that I may have squealed just a little bit and attracted the curious eyes of other ladies out garage sailing. "Oh, that's nice," they said, with glances that suggested this preggo girl with the smeared makeup and who was wearing the grungy sweat pants had seriously lost her mind. But, they had no idea just how nice the find really is! See, only last night I pinned this stunning dress onto my pinterest board: I absolutely love it.
Now, Michelle of the Handmade Martini blog, made her dress (meet Michelle- pictured above) using the Colette Pattern: Macaron. But just look how similar my find is! Especially if I choose to add the waistband.
Don't you just love it when the universe answers small, unspoken desires of the heart?
Maybe next summer, and post baby bump, I'll make this dress.
Maybe I'll even use the yellow eyelet fabric to do so!