"Take One Dress"
The first inspiring dress that she posted was a cute vintage dress she purchased in NY. Victoria made a sweet-as-pie red flannel Christmas Dress with these incredible "shark-teeth" pintucks that I have been wanting to try ever since I saw them in her Secret Squirrel project. Maybe for next months sew-a-long...
Anyhoo, for January, La gang a Nat continued the inspiration with a little dress from her youth. The key features that she posted were (in her words): solid pale pink bodice; pale pink and white houndstooth skirt, sleeves and collar; contrasting navy blue stitching; visible navy blue metal zipper; navy blue piping on front bodice and around collar; box pleats on skirt; peter pan collar; short sleeves folded over.
So here is what I came up with, and I'm quite proud that I drafted the entire thing myself :)
I used a soft brushed cotton that I found at Bolt, a cute little shop in Portland, for the bodice, scrap fabric from the stash for the faux belt and collar and the bottom was purchased at Bolt as well. Its a Michael Miller print called "Wing Song" I believe.
Originally I had wanted to use a hounds-tooth fabric, but I had a really difficult time finding one that wasn't black or grey. I struggled with the fabric choices until I visited Bolt and found this great combination, and its perfect for Valentine's Day! I think I kept true to form though with the inspiration dress by incorporating: 1. the solid/print combination 2. the peter pan collar 3. sleeves 4. pleats and 5. a vintage feel with the low waistline.
Can't wait to start the next inspiring outfit!