The “Feeling Blue” Dress
Fabric: Navy silk linen ($5/m), Street Sign from J’adore Stella ($8.98/m)
Pattern: My own: basic bodice with sweetheart neckline and half circle
Notions: Matching concealed zipper
Time to Complete: 6 hours
First Worn: Out and about
Wear Again: How can I resist wearing my favourite city?
Total Price: ~$11
The main inspiration behind the dress is that I want to wear my favourite city. I went to France for a 4-week exchange this summer and I really miss my time there. One regret is not spending enough time in Paris which was a rather expensive place to live in. First step to wearing Paris? Embrace the street names/attractions de Paris (You can read about the second half of my dress story on my blog). Out of all those featured, I’ve been to half of them. More of the dress story on my blog.
I realised I haven’t been practising all my drafting skills from the beginners course that I attended so I decided to experiment with the different necklines. I used the sweetheart for this particular number and chose a half circle skirt that I can twirl in, partly to tone down the straight-in-your-face alignment of the print.