Here is the dress I’d been working on since December, using fabric I’d had since August. I used a pattern I’d made twice before, so I thought I knew what to expect, but I’m not 100% pleased with this, for undefined reasons.

Maybe because the fabric is some of the last fancy fabric I’ll be working with for a long time (hello, mortgage) and I expected more from it? Maybe because the print isn’t large enough to handle the big blank canvas of the dress? Or is it because the print is too busy for the plain silhouette?

On the hanger. It needs pockets, or a belt, or something…

On me. Still missing something. (Yes, we like to gather round the space heater here at Chez Kitty.)

I just don’t know. I think I might take up the hem a few more inches and get some bright contrasting tights. Bright tights help everything.