I’m back today with Nikko Dress number two of three for 2018! As you may remember, I fell in love with this dress earlier this year when I sewed up my dusty pink version LINK and realized how well it worked with my pregnant belly. I had a couple of other rib knits in my fabric stash, and immediately cut out two more colorways – this lovely teal version, and another in olive green. The olive green is still sitting on my table, waiting for a free minute to be sewn up, but this lovely one was the next top priority. I wanted something to wear to my baby shower with my Oklahoma friends and family that would show off my pretty pink earrings, without going over the top head to toe pink. This color was the perfect option – a color I love, that pairs great with pink, and worked perfectly for my second Nikko vision.
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been all about the Nikko Dress recently. I originally fell in love with this dress when it was released, but wasn’t yet quite comfortable enough with knits that I felt ready to jump into this project. As I’ve mentioned so many times before, becoming familiar with knits was one of my 2018 sewing goals, and I’ve definitely put a lot of work in towards that goal! Now that I’ve reached a comfortable place with knits, and the weather is starting to think about cooling down a bit, I was so excited to FINALLY make myself a Nikko Dress!
I don’t consider myself a creative person. I have a hard time picturing things when they are described to me, and I find I do much better if I’m offered a visual representation of a design. However, I’ve recently started to recognize that there is, in fact, something a little more creative somewhere in my brain, and it is finally presenting itself in my handmade clothing. Over the past year and half, my sewing inspiration has come from ready to wear garments, the print on a fabric, the silhouette of a pattern, among so many other things. Most recently, the lightning bolt of creativity struck in the form of blue fringed suede.
As a nice warm welcome to the autumn season, I’ve teamed up with a few talented fellow sewists to head up #MeMadeFall2017. Our goal is to feature one particular handmade garment over each autumn month, to help ease our wardrobes (and hopefully, yours!) into the chillier weather. We’ve chosen 3 great themes that are broad enough to suit anyone’s style, yet cohesive enough to collaborate with each other in our creations. Want to see how I’ve kicked off #MeMadeFall2017? Check it out here…