Lost at Sea Dress

Lost at Sea Dress

This spring a rare confluence of maritime-themed obsessions descended upon my conscience.  I read an incredibly beautiful book about whaling and Nantucket called ‘Ahab’s Wife’ by Sena Jeter Naslund, I booked a weekend trip to Cape Cod in May, and fabric.com had a screaming sale going on all nautical prints.  Behold the results of this astrological alignment, the Lost at Sea Dress.

Some exciting things about this dress:

It fits!  It is officially the first garment I made from a pattern where I managed to successfully measure myself, convert said measurements to real-world sizing, and then convert that real-world sizing into the pattern sizing that allows for so so many inches of ease.  This is Burda’s vintage pattern 7179, sewn with DeLeon Design Group’s American Coast Lost at Sea and Sailor’s Knot fabrics.

Mermaids with pasties!

Lost at Sea Dress

This collar was so difficult, but worth it for the dapper little mustachioed sailor!


There’s a pipe-smoking sea captain on my bum!

Lost at Sea Dress

A stove boat!

Lost at Sea Dress

Linking up for a finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.

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