Saturday, November 26, 2011
My 'Pumpkin Pie' Dress
Rain, rain, go away!!! Well if I can't go outside to frolic in the leaves then I'll just add a leafy border to my inside shots :) I've been wanting to make more 50's style pencil-skirt dresses as they are so easy to wear and hence my latest creation the 'pumpkin pie' dress in honour of my favourite autumn dish!
I made this dress out of a 'mystery' fabric that I bought a couple of years ago when I was visiting a JoAnn's fabric store in the States. The fabric followed me to Scotland. It feels a bit like wool but it irons like some sort of synthetic! So it's probably a wool blend.
The fabric is a nice light pumpkin orange with flecks of grey, mustard, white and black.
This dress is actually view B of the Style Print pattern I used to make my 'Mid-century Madness' dress. I just love this pattern (which is making its way over to giveaway winner Megan!) The dress features a side zipper closure and also a button-up front (which is good because it's still difficult to get on and off!), short plain sleeves, a collar that is in one piece with the front facing and a softly pleated skirt with a faux vent in the back.
I ended up using some vintage buttons that I got as a gift (that remind me of yummy chocolate treats!)
This dress is perfect for layering under cardigans (one of the reasons I did the short-sleeved version) and is just the right length! YAY! Another office dress that can translate to evenings and weekends!
What are you working on at the moment? I'm working on a McCall pattern from the year 1939 at the moment! I am prepping my fabric and hope to cut it out today!