Well the weather here has been 30+ degrees Celsius for the past week. I made this dress on new year's day as everyone was recovering from the night before. It is a cotton voile Saltspring dress. It's cool, flowy and comfortable. The elastic waist is especially good after the countless meals I have had during this holiday period which has been spent catching up with friends and family - usually over a meal.
This is actually the second Saltspring I have made. I lowered the bodice lining by an inch this time around, and I did not attach a zipper as I was able to pull it over my head. I think if I make another one, I will lower the bodice by a further inch, and take some of the fullness out the skirt. But like most ladies who have made this dress, the pockets are a real bonus.
I am not back at work for another week, and I hope to get more dresses made - both for work and for weekends - during my time off. I am also moving house at the same time, which will definitely limit the time I have to sew, but I will be putting in as much time as I can! How much sewing are you girls hoping to get in during your holidays?