The “Anna Molly” dress
Fabric: Blue cotton from IKEA, white cotton from stash
Pattern: Colette Patterns’ Lily
Notions: regular zipper
Time to complete: 5 hours
First worn: July 1st, 2012
Wear again? Yes!
Total Cost: about 10 euros
Didn’t I promise that for this week I had something better than last time?
Actually, what you see in this post was my plan B. Plan A backfired and on Saturday I found myself with a dress I didn’t like at all. But I didn’t want to give up! Red, white and blue are among my favorite colors to wear and I wanted to make something for this week.
So, just like I did with my red blouse, I woke up early on Sunday morning, motivated as ever and I brought to life a project that had been in my mind ever since the release of the latest patterns by Colette. You may have noticed that the colour combo I chose is the same as one of the samples of this pattern at Colette’s… Well, what can I say? I really liked it!
It was also a weird coincidence that the colours of this dress are the same of the Italian football team’s uniform, who played the same night for the UEFA Championship (and lost miserably against Spain, but I’m confident I wasn’t because of my dress).
The pattern was a pleasure to work with, as it always is with this company and I’m very very happy about the result. I’d say this pattern is made for curvy girls like me, I felt very confident wearing it. Between summer, the heat and less clothes to wear, I must say I’m (litterally) feeling the weight of my extra curves, but I felt so good in this dress, like I was filling it in all the right spots, and this feeling is priceless, even more so if it’s given by something you made yourself.
One last thing about the title of this post, that comes once again from music (as for the aforementioned red blouse): while sewing like a mad woman to complete the dress in time, I listened to music the whole time to keep my focus. At one point, I found myself singing out loud at “Anna Molly” by Incubus, a song I’m very attached to, and I started thinking that Anna Molly would be a perfect name for a pinup. This dress makes me feel just like one, so it’was the perfect association!