The “Starry Night” Dress

The Facts

Fabric: John Kaldor polyester knit remnant from Fabrics Galore, London
Pattern: McCall’s 5974
Year: 2010
Notions: None
Time to complete: About 7 hours
First worn: Today
Wear again? Definitely
Total price: £6

This week’s challenge had me stumped! Having missed a few weeks challenges recently, I still wasn’t feeling particularly creative this week. So I needed something easy that would break my creative lull. This week I was inspired by the brush strokes of the impressionists and particularly the post impressionist artist Van Gogh, who incredibly only sold one painting during his lifetime!

Vincent Van Gogh – Starry Night

As luck would have it, I just happened to have something similar in my stash that reminded me of the distinctive brush strokes that Van Gogh uses in his paintings. I had a blue and white polyester (I think) knit that I picked up a while ago in the remnants bin. It’s the same dress pattern as my ‘Made this Look’ challenge but this time I had plenty of fabric left over for the waist tie.


Handmade By Freya

Freya caught the sewing bug a couple of years ago and is now pattern and fabric obsessed! She desperately needs to commit to making things weekly as her fabric stash is out of control.


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  1. Beautiful dress, love the fabric interpretation of the paint strokes.

  2. Great inspiration and interpretation.

  3. Looks just like the paint strokes, great idea.