You guys, I had the best birthday this year! And I made this dress just in time to wear it on said occasion! Hmm, combining nearly all my favourite things. Dresses, pink, polka dots, and bows. What could be better? I’ve already made this dress twice before, but one more couldn’t hurt.
I wrote more on my blog, so check it out here if you want 🙂
I neglected to get close ups of the fabric, but I hope you can see the polka dots! I went with buttons to match the yellow dots. So cute! I don’t normally do contrast buttons but here they are just right, I think.
Oh! And I also swapped out the usual semi-circular skirt for a gathered A-line. I always use the same one from New Look 6799, cos I don’t want to reinvent the wheel! But I use the largest size, for more fullness. ALWAYS more fullness. More fullness, more bows, and more pink please. Also, less bias on the skirt means it’s easier to hem, hooray!
|Back view and OMG shoulder blades|
As you can see, we are finding sun here in Wellington, which is a nice change, so I got out my ridiculously floppy hat.
I don’t have a bunch to say about this pattern, having made it a few times already! Hooray for no fitting! One thing that still bugs me when I make it though, is how you have to clip right into the seam at the neckline at the collar to get everything sitting right. Eeeeeew, I hate clipping that close, it makes me feel like it’s going to fray to pieces, so I shoved some Fray Stoppa stuff on there (it’s this liquid you apply and it stops it fraying. It’s my paranoid crutch). I know Sonya mentioned she hates this too recently, so I’m not alone!!
Requisite “I have a bow” photo: