I took the morning off on Thursday; by which I mean that I didn't go into work to do my job on a voluntary basis between half 9 and half 12; I stayed at home, did some work, prepared for my first SENCO meeting and made a Coco.
The fabric is a Charley Harper print, called Upside Downside, and it is lovely. It's a jersey, and so soft and easy to wear. I bought it at the Knitting and Stitching Show from The Eternal Maker last weekend; it didn't even have time to get into the stash. I decided not to make the sleeves birds, primarily because I'd run out of fabric, but also because it might be all a bit too much. I think the dress looks better with a cardigan pulling it in a bit; also, you know, AUTUMN.
The dress took 2 hours from cutting it out to wearing it, which is a bit of a record. If I cut out the night before, I could feasibly make one in the morning to wear to school and still be in by lunchtime. I might challenge myself.
I now want all the Charley Harper fabric, and all the prints. Especially this one:
Backyard Birds, from his official website. I've got a birthday coming up. Just saying.