The “No that’s not for you” dress
Let me start this post at the beginning by telling all of you that I was not excited when I saw that the color red was this weeks theme. You see as much as I love pink I really only wear red a few times a year going into Christmas. Things didn’t get much better when I went to look at my stash. I had exactly two pieces of predominantly red fabric. One was red dotted minky. The other was a Chez Ami kid’s Christmas print.
As I’m sure you can imagine I did perk up a bit when I realized that I simply had to buy new fabric. One of the reasons I’m not a big red fan is that it usually seems harsh to me so I set out to find something that still felt feminine and sweet. I went to my favorite local store during their inventory reduction sale and scored this beautiful Little Folks Voile for 40% off if I bought the rest of the bolt. Twist my arm really? This meant I had almost 4 yards making it a great opportunity to try the Colette Licorice dress. Fast forward till I have the fabric all laid out on the living room floor for cutting when a sweet little voice says “Mommy is that for me?”. “Well, no little girl I did not buy nearly 4 yards of nice fabric for you its for me”. I know mean mommy. She wants all my pretty fabric though. Lucky for her the layout went well and I had just enough left over fabric to make her this cute little peasant dress with a sash. I was careful though. I didn’t cut her’s out until my dress was finished just in case I needed to re-cut something.
Now the only real problem is that she and I have different opinions about how we should handle having matching dresses. She thinks we should always wear them at the same time. In contrast I’d prefer to almost never wear them at the same time.
Fabric: 3 and 3/4 yards of Little Folks Voile on sale for 40% off about $22
Year: ⁃ modern
Notions: ⁃ invisible zipper, elastic thread, elastic
Time to complete: Mine took about a week but I sew at most 2 hours a night. Her’s took about 3 hours mostly because I modified the waist a bit.
First worn: For these pictures.
Wear again? Totally, probably together at least a few times.
Total price: The fabric was $22 everything else had already made its way to my stash one way or another.