The Alicia dress - its full of things Alicia loves! Cupcakes, pink and general adorableness.
I made the pattern from a book called Sew Serendipity - the book has three basic patterns then a whole lot of different ways to alter each. The patterns are a skirt, dress and coat. I made the basic dress pattern and I'm keen to make it again but use some of the alternations in the book. I particularly like the idea of adding a frill at the bottom and a tie around the waist.
I bought Sew Serendipity whilst I was staying at Alicia's house and she took me to a whole bunch of HUGE shops in the USA. Seriously, shops were just so much bigger than here. We went to the local Barnes and Noble so I could check out the craft/sewing books and I bought Sew Serendipity. That was last April and I've only made something from it now - better late than never.
Here's a close up of the fabric the dress is made of - my friend Conor said it's like a picnic blanket covered in cupcakes.
I decided to wear the dress to my first day of work on Monday - seems like my new tradition is to wear a new made by me garment to the first day of work for the year.
I hope you're all having a good week - its been pretty hard going back to work after nearly two weeks off, but I'm getting back into the swing of things (I think).