Say what you will about pumpkin & squash, but nothing compare’s to the delicious farm to mouth taste of an apple. My roommate and I went hunting for the perfect bushel & stumbled upon Smolak Orchards. A forty minute drive outside Boston, it was big enough to house reindeer, a pumpkin patch, fresh apple cider donuts, & every type of apple. We enjoyed apple cider WHILE picking apples & it was probably the most euphoric New England experience I’ve ever had.
On our adventure, I wore my new velvet T-shirt dress that I sewed up from scratch. I’d been admiring the lush softness of velvet this season and this merlot color spoke to me from the rack. I love all the velvet that’s been going on this season, and I wanted to make a loose fitting garment to showcase the texture. More form fitting velvet garments are harder to construct, as you have to be cognizant of the pile. Plus, I’m always more of an advocate for the comfy rather than the form showcase.
1-1 1/2 yards of stretchy Velvet
1. Using a t shirt that fits, trace the outline with the additional desired length of your dress. Cut two.
2. Sew the top of the neckline as shown above and use the negative space to create the t-shirt sleeve stencil. Cut two of these for each of your sleeves.
3. Sew up the length of the dress on each side (right sides in).
4. Attach the sleeves and hem the ends.
5. Sew down the neckline and hem the edge of your dress.
& if you aren’t crafDIY like me get a similar look here: