The first time I saw the Savannah, I fell in love with it and knew I needed to sew it up for M. I am still not sure if it was the dress itself or the sweet little red head on the title page. We have gotten to the point where we ask, do we really need another dress pattern. Of course my answer to Rachel was YES! After all can you ever have too many dress patterns?
During my last trip to Minnesota, we took a road trip to the fabric warehouse. We went with a list and were very good about getting fabric that had a predetermined purpose. With that in mind I knew that I wanted to sew the Savannah(affiliate) for M for Easter. Rachel chose a white/yellow eyelet and we got a yellow gauze for the lining.
The gauze is soft and comfortable to wear. We bought extra in anticipation it would shrink- it REALLY shrank. Minor adjustments were made, and it all worked out. Just a heads up plan on a big shrink if you go with this fabric!
The dress comes with two bodice options, two sleeve options and an option for lining the skirt. I sewed the pleated bodice with the cap sleeve and lined skirt. Of course not expecting any less from Amy, it is beautifully constructed and nicely finished. We decided to leave the ribbon waistband off for a couple of reasons. It fits M perfectly and we love the gathers around the waist. AND….I had no luck matching the yellows. I was very lucky to find the right button.
Have you started your Easter sewing? It’s hard to believe it is less than one month away. Hopefully it will be warm enough to leave the winter coats at home!