I’m over here waiting for spring in the most playful of spring patterns. This is a Rachel Comey for Vogue pattern #1507. I bought the pattern last spring when it came out but I never got around to sewing it up. To learn more about the construction of this pretty little thang, read on.
I have loved this pattern ever since it came out, and even more so ever since the wonderfully talented Sallie Oh made her version:
I wish I had some pretty flower bushes in my yard to photograph in front of. Anyway, I wanted to sew up something satisfying to welcome spring weather. Sallie recommended cutting a smaller size than normal because the top is very voluminous, so I cut a size 8, no muslin, and just went for it.
Unfortunately, I cannot for the life of me remember where I purchased this fabric. It’s a light cotton lawn or batiste. I don’t think it’s from Mood. It might be from SR Harris or maybe Textile Fabrics in Nashville. Who knows, but it sure is lovely. It’s been in my stash for years.
70% of this project is nothing but narrow rolled hemming, so do yourself a favor and figure out how to make this chore as easy as possible. For me, all I did was turn my hem slightly under and ran it through my machine, eyeballing as I went along. There’s no way in hell I was going to press my hem first for hours, painfully measuring and marking. Just hem the damn thing and don’t think too much about it. I made a video tutorial but I’m not smart enough to figure out how to upload it, sadly. If anyone has tips on how to upload videos, please do share.
Other than all the hemming involved, I’d say this was a pretty easy project. It’s listed as intermediate, I think, but it’s truly fairly simple.
Now all I have to do is wait for some truly warm weather so I can bust this girl out.