Mastodon Monday —


I finished my March Dress!

The fabric is a beautifully soft and drapey cotton double gauze from It was fun deciding whether to use the big checks or the little ones for different parts of the dress! I think I made a good choice. I lengthened the pattern by two inches because I’m tall and it was drafted for a 5’6” figure. Also I skipped the interfacing for a softer look.

I made a Schoolgirl Error when attaching skirt to bodice and got the pockets flipped to the back, but a few minutes with a seam ripper and my pockets are now correctly oriented. :D

The pattern is from Helen’s Closet. You absolutely cannot go wrong with Helen’s patterns; they’re well-written, well-drafted, and so versatile! I will be living in this dress all summer. I can’t wait to make another one.

Oh, by the way — seven trips through the dryer on “air dry” and the Great Lint Disaster of 2022 is resolved! My clothes are completely lint-free. *whew*

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  1. Kathy

    That turned out so well! I love the two sizes of checkers and your decision on how best to use them.

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