In any case, while I've always tried to be pretty sensible about not dropping too much money on fabric and patterns (with varied success), it's pretty clear that I need to make some changes in how I approach picking my projects. Lately I've begun to dig through the stash trying to sort out the scraps from the larger pieces of fabric that can actually be made into a garment. So many of the pieces that I have are fairly small so imagine my surprise when I found two pieces that were actually big enough to sew a dress from. And it was an even better surprise when I saw just how cute these fabrics look together. The chambray and seersucker make for an awfully cute preppy dress.
The chambray's leftover from this top and the seersucker's is left over from this dress. The piping around the waist is also left over from some unknown project and the zipper was shoved in the back of my cupboard no doubt from some long-ago discarded project.
I kind of felt like one of the little mice putting together leftover bibs and bobs for a dress for Cinderella to wear to the ball. A scrap of fabric here, a zipper there, and ta-da! A dress! And, of course, it's a Hanami Dress because that pattern holds a special place in my heart.
Sure, it's no ball gown but I happen to love it all the same.