I can still remember my first sewing project from Grade 8 Home Economics class – a pair of green checkered, chicken printed pyjama shorts – I was pretty proud. Although I did manage to sew slightly more stylish creations in the years that followed, it dawned upon me that it had been a long time since I’d sewn anything at all. Inspired by a trip to The Fabric Store and the chic girls who work there, I purchased a few lengths of material to rekindle my love of creating clothes. My first project was to make this two-pattern-piece dress. I love the cut of the dress, the way it allows the fabric to drape and fall. And while I’m not usually a huge fan of green, this muted jade feels somehow elegant.