Fun With Dots
I really appreciate all the kind comments on my daughter's Easter dress! It really was pretty easy to make, and she's very happy with it. BTW, the pattern is from the current children's issue of Patrones, I showed the pictures from the magazine in the first post.
I promised some vintage fun, so here it is: Vogue Special Design #4415, from 1953.
I need a dress to wear for my luncheon lecture at MQX in a couple of weeks, and of course, it will be vintage. I plan to make it up in the fabric shown below, hence the name Fun with Dots. The fabric is a poly charmuese, which of course is not in the recommended fabric list on the pattern. I will be underlining it with white batiste to change the hand of the fabric to make it more suitable for the pattern. We'll talk more about that in another post.
I will be making up the collar and sleeve cuffs in white. For the two buttons on the collar, I've decided to make two covered buttons: one will be red and the other one blue, just for fun.
Once I actually get this cut out - I couldn't today, I had to finish client work - it should go together quickly as the pattern only has one tricky spot.
For accessories for such an dress, I've decided on a white wide brimmed hat as is seen on the pattern envelope, which I'll show you when it arrives. I have vintage blue shoes and vintage red shoes, but I found these red, white and blue shoes on Etsy, that I absolutely love, but are a bit later 50s style than the dress. They're also a bit matchy-matchy, but the 50's (and unfortunately the 80's) were that way. I'm also a bit undecided on jewelry. I found this really, really cool red, white and blue necklace on eBay, but am not sure yet.
I think I'd look like a train wreck if I went red, white and blue on everything. I may just stick with the plain shoes, gloves, hat and purse and get the eBay necklace. On the other hand, I could get the Etsy shoes and go plain on the rest of the accessories. What do you think? Remeber, I'm a petite person and with my size especially, I think there's a point where you can get too matchy-matchy - and then you look just tacky-tacky. Do go take a look at the links and let me know what you think.
Parting Shot: Gorgeous Fabrics. I got these fabrics recently from Gorgeous Fabrics, and they really are lovely. If you have any doubts, her fabrics are so much better in real life than on the computer screen. The green rayon jersey knit, as you can see, is already cut out for a quick project (details later) and the yellow is waiting for the right project. I've got a few ideas for it, but I bought it because I have plenty of summer companion fabrics for it.