New Dress, Plain and Simple
I've been working on this pattern on and off for several months. In my mind, it was destined to be a nightshirt. But after I slept in the original one, made from a light cotton woven fabric, it felt like too much, especially here in Texas.
So, I adapted the pattern for a soft knit fabric and re-made it, using sewing techniques shared in Alabama Stitch Book and Alabama Sewing + Design. Making it by hand and without binding at the edges felt more natural, especially for life in the oppressive heat which is hurtling towards us. In the end, I realized that what I have is an easy, light summer dress made from organic cotton. This photo doesn't do the light blush color much justice, but I plan to spend many summer hours in this comfy dress.