This months challenge over at The Monthly Stitch is Frocktober - my original Frocktober plan was to make a Halloween themed dress for each week of the month. I love Halloween and thought this would be a great excuse to make four ridiculous Halloween dresses.
Here's my first dress of Frocktober 2013 and I've rather chuffed with how it turned out - my purple kitty dress.
Alicia and Bear in Pennsylvania and Alicia took me to ALL THE HUGE craft stores - including Joanns. I could have spent my whole trip budget a Joanns - but I restrained myself and bought only seven and a half yards. That included two and a half yards of this purple fabric with kitty print.
Sew La Tea Do. The pattern in the book is the "Too Cute Tunic Dress" which I have made countless times before (well actually more like five). I really love this dress as its just so simple to make and every time I've sewn it up it looks great. I guess I'm just one of those sewists who finds a pattern she likes and makes it over and over again.
Seen as we are talking about the storm and scaffolding - this building site near our house didn't come out of the storm so well. I took this photo on the way home last night, Wellington is known for its wind but this is kind of out of control.