The “Hills are Alive” Dress
• The Facts
I was so excited to have an opportunity to make up this pattern that Adey sent me after I won her surprise giveaway last year. This very special pattern deserved a fabulous fabric, and so I pulled out another length of this beautiful silk/cotton blend jacquard that I am absolutely in love with.
To be perfectly honest, this was supposed to be last week’s VIP fabric challenge dress, but I just could not find the time and/or motivation to finish the darn thing.
Instead of stressing myself out, I decided to push the project forward to this week’s challenge.
As I was working with the fabric, I was reminded of images taken at sunset of the hills in Marin County,CA.
The color of the fabric looks just like the brown and purple shadowed hills that I am lucky enough to see each and every day. At the moment, the hills are green, but in a few months all of the grass will turn golden and the hillsides will be spotted with green trees.
⁃ Fabric: Silk/Cotton Jacquard from Bella Notte warehouse sale
⁃ Pattern: Simplicity 3448, Size 18 (bust 36”), courtesy of The Sew Convert
⁃ Year: 1940
⁃ Notions: Zipper, Cotton Batting, Button from stash, Belting, Belt Buckle (covered)
⁃ Time to complete: Too long!
⁃ First worn: April 9, 2012
⁃ Wear again? Absolutely!
⁃ Total price: ~ 50.00