It’s my birthday! I still get so excited about birthdays, yes the getting older does suck a bit but the actual birthday part is great!
The best kind of birthdays are the ones that fall in the weekend as its like a birthday weekend bonanza. As my birthday is on a Sunday this year I got that treat, so to celebrate I’ve worn two new dresses!
This is my first completely self drafted pattern and I’ve worn two different versions for my birthday weekend so I feel like this pattern should be called the birthday dress. Imaginative I know.
For the pattern I decided to shape the arm hole around the natural shape of that area to flatter the shoulder/arm while keeping a high neckline, which I always prefer. For the back I decided to contrast the front by opting for a lower back and summer straps.
I’ve sewn two versions. One I wore on my birthday eve for food with friends and the other for my actual birthday which I spent with my family.
What have you all been sewing recently? Do you like to sew yourself something new for your birthday? Let me know in the comments below.