It’s the end of September, but you’d never guess it by the weather here in Chicago! It’s been in the upper 80’s lately and today was especially hot and humid. Insanely odd, but I’m super pleased that these photos ended up looking so “fall” because the September BeeBox is absolutely perfect for a fall dress! Vinegar and Honey has done it again…
The BeeBox this time around featured two yards of this gorgeous woven crepe. The colors are so perfect for this time of year and I’m certainly a fan of crepe. I used some for a Brunch Blouse earlier and loved the way it drapes.
I used the Mama Daphne pattern by Made for Mermaids – I’ve had my eye on this one for quite a while and I’m glad I finally had an excuse to buy it! This is the mini length, with sleeves as well as flounce. I’m so pleased with how it turned out! I used nearly every scrap but I made it work. I wasn’t going to do sleeves at first but decided it would really add to the autumnal feel and I’m glad I did.
I was running short on time so instead of making a casing for the top elastic, I serged to the edge on the wrong side, flipped, and topstitched. I realize this may have resulted in a somewhat lower neckline, also because I used 1″ elastic instead of the 1/2″ it called for. But this doesn’t really bother me and I’m fine with where it hits me. In fact, I wouldn’t mind it slightly lower but either way works! I was all for ease of the process in the moment and the look is still quite finished, so it’s a win in my book.
Technically, the pattern tutorial doesn’t show options for including the top flounce with sleeves, but it wasn’t hard to add and I’m happy with the overall look. It’s pretty boho, especially with the fabric, so I figured I may as well play it up if I’m at it! Can’t wait to wear it out, ideally when it’s not deep summer hot around here…
What are you planning on making with your BeeBox? I’m always so excited to receive mine (the mystery is so suspenseful!) and this one definitely did not disappoint! Hope I’ve inspired you to work beyond the normal knits! 🙂