The “Daisy Dots” Dress
I really had a difficult time with this week’s challenge – until I realized that flowers exist in the outdoors, and I have a ton of floral prints!
And then there was that unfinished dress that was demanding some attention . . .
This one has been quite an adventure. I kept pulling the project out week after week, did not like where it was headed, and put it right back – until now!
Part of the problem was, you guessed it, the buttons. Have you ever tried to find fourteen matching buttons? Generally, it is nearly impossible to find something that works with my fabric choices, and when I do, there are only six or eight available for purchase. Because the buttons are such a focal point on this pattern I did not want to use covered buttons that just blend into the background.
I ended up purchasing some shell buttons from JoAnn Fabrics that I believe are meant for crafts more than apparel, but they work!
I am so relieved to have finished this dress. And it turned out to be super comfy!
• The Facts
⁃ Fabric: Rayon Shirting
⁃ Pattern: Hollywood 1647 (courtesy of Mr. Male Pattern Boldness)
⁃ Year: 1930s?
⁃ Notions: Shell Buttons; Hug Snug Seam Binding; Lace Collar
⁃ Time to complete: Way too long!
⁃ First worn: July 18, 2012
⁃ Wear again? Absolutely!
⁃ Total price: ~ $20.00