Boldly Waiting for Spring in Red and White Cotton Print

Oh My, I would love for spring to come and stay in Chi-town for at least a week.  But I guess Chicago weather is what it normally is.  We have two seasons:  summer and winter.  The week before Mother’s Day we had temperatures in the 80’s.  But on Mother’s Day is was cold and damp.

I was ready to show off my big hat and new dress when all hopes were dashed by the cumulative clouds and the strong trade winds of my fair city. But I braved the chill to take a few photos on Monday and Thursday. 

This cotton twill has a touch of lycra for easy wearing.  It’s great for jackets and skirts too.

This was the second time that I used this pattern.  I made view A several years ago.  It’s been so long ago, I had to up the size a bit.  For this version (view B),  I hand picked the zipper (no beads this time). 

I really like this pattern and will probably use it again for the fulls skirt version.  It does have options and it is very easy to make.

So I’ll have to wait for a bright sunny day to wear my new bold  print frock.  Summer will be here soon.  Wink, wink.

Happy Sewing!




  • Peter
    May 15, 2015

    Lovely dress. I love the tropical print and the fit is great . Here’s hoping you get the weather to wear it soon!

  • sallie
    May 15, 2015

    Wow! What an amazing bold print! It looks fantastic in that fitted sheath, and the whole look is so energizing! You look wonderful!

  • Gayle
    May 15, 2015

    Very pretty outfit!

  • Ginger
    May 17, 2015

    So pretty! What a great dress!

  • Lori
    May 18, 2015

    Very pretty dress and the fabric is so fun, perfect for hot summer days.

  • Sew Well
    May 21, 2015

    Beautiful dress! The fit is fabulous! It seems like I’m seeing lots of places go straight from winter to summer, particularly with this past snowy winter. Here’s to hoping you get the weather to wear this dress a lot this summer!