To get out of my sewing rut I decided to sew the Macaron dress. I originally made this dress back in September, but wasn't 100% satisfied with it due to errors I made on my part. The one thing I loved was the fit and the best part was that I literally did not make one single modification to it!! When I last went to Mood I bought some pretty floral fabric with the intention of making another Macaron, but didn't even realize that I picked the exact color combo as my first one. Oh well.
I made a couple of changes to this version. Instead of pleats I did gathers and I hand sewed the hem. I really like the way a hand sewn hem looks, so it may be my go to way of finishing. It takes longer than using a machine, but I like the clean look.
My biggest struggle with this version was the zipper. There wasn't a struggle sewing it in, but the pieces of fabric didn't match up where they should have, by at least a half inch. Luckily it's hidden by my arm, so no one will notice, right?