The “Spring Confections” Dress
Fabric: 2 yards “Garden Party” quilting cotton, ~$7, from Joann, 2 yards sheermist batiste, from stash
Pattern: Butterick 4443
Notions: featherweight boning, twill tape, bias tape, horsehair braid, invisible zipper
Time to complete: ~10 hours?
First worn: April 29, just for photos
Wear again? Yes
Total cost: I don’t recall but, let’s say ~$20
Over the years, the color pink and I have had a very on-again-off-again relationship. I’ve always preferred blue and have just never been a cotton candy pink kind of girl. However, I eventually discovered a combination that had me finally falling for the confectionery color: pink and green. Once paired with this delightful, minty color, pink goes from too sugary sweet to easy, breezy, and just-the-right-amount cheery.
How much do I love pink and green together? Well, last year, I dragged my fiance to the fabric store and while I was trying to talk myself into one fabric, he spotted this one (by the exit ;-) ) and said “that looks like you.” He was right, as he often is; so, I bought a length and left quite happy with my purchase
I decided a strapless dress suited this plaid best and opted to try something new. Looking to a rtw dress for inspiration, I decided to tackle a corselette. This was certainly a learning experience and there are things I’ll do differently next time but, I am quite pleased with the outcome: a strapless dress that…drum roll, please… stays UP! In fact, while taking photos, I didn’t fiddle with the dress once! Brilliant! I’ll be adding this feature to many future dresses.
Have a lovely week, everyone! x