- Fabric: Quilting Cotton from Joann’s, $4 a yard on clearance. Lined with a light weight polyester picked up from the reminent bin for a couple dollars
- Total Cost: Probably around $30
- Pattern: Retro Butterick – B5748
- Notes: Love, love, love, love. After doing some research regarding reading pattern envelopes I was able to pick out the perfect size for this dress from the beginning. Except for taking in the back a little it’s straight from the pattern. Next time I make this pattern, and there will be a next time – I need to adjust the shoulders just a little, but it wasn’t enough to bother me to start over on this one. I would have never picked out a dress in this color for myself from a store, but I do love having something bright in my wardrobe now and I’ve gotten so many complements on it in just one day. The dress was easy to cut and sew – took me about two days starting and stopping and would be a perfect, flattering dress for a beginner!
Still learning how to take blog/fashion pictures. Figured out the whole “don’t look like a vampire” stand in the shade trick, now to tackle the infamous “how many chins do I have” posture issue. But hey! I finally got that haircut and a new box of dye!
Oh, it also does this – so twirly!
|I may have had a Marilyn moment getting off the bus today – circle skirt do catch the wind easily.|