Morning basset hounds on a time out! You sit quietly for five whole minutes and I’ll consider removing the gentle leader…

Hey! Guess what! I finished an actual dress! During my first week of work! Can you believe that??

Hey! Put that tennis ball down! I said five minutes! I’m extending your time out!

OK. Full disclosure. I didn’t finish this dress this week. I finished it almost a month ago. I almost finished it. It’s been hanging in my sewing nook waiting for topstitching and a hem band since then, which I finally managed to get to last night. It only took an hour or so.

If you could rip your bloodshot basset hound eyeballs away from Mr. Bug’s socks, you might notice that this dress is familiar. It is. I’ve made it before… {click photos to see the original posts for each dress. But be sure to come back here!}


My first version (the gold one with the blue ribbon) has been my favorite up until now. I think I like the dresses a bit shorter. Actually, I had planned on making the red dress without a hem band, but I made it SO short I had to add the hem band so that it would be decent to wear without bloomers! Here’s a slightly awkward, unintentional shot from the back. With a sweater.

OK, as is obvious, I tried a few different ways. I was surprised at how much I liked the dress with a turtleneck over it! I thought it would be too bunchy, but it’s comfy!

This is what I wore to work today. I think I need to stock up on a few more super-cropped cardigans…

And here’s the angel outfit. White turtleneck!

I know it’s just the boots, but I’m feeling like a crime-fighting girl-spy in this outfit!

Oh! And for curious hounds, here are the details…

pattern: The Claire Cami from Serendipity Studios
fabric: 100% organic cotton from Wooster and Prince (order
main fabric online, order contrast fabric online)

Alright… you’ve been good hounds. Time out’s over.




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