Ah, Valentine's Day! Everyone has their particular feelings about the day. As someone still plenty in love, I was inclined to indulge in the day this year.
A dear friend got engaged recently enough, and his adorable bride-to-be made their engagement party a 'cheesy valentines' theme in which guests were required to wear red and/or pink to get in the door. Well, that pretty much translated in my brain to her telling me to make a new dress. I'm pretty sure that's what I heard her say.
Some time in the early 2000's (ish) I remember seeing a couple boutique shops in NY that seemed to have all of the clothes in the display in this fabric. The cranberry, blue, and black prints appealed to me a great deal and I walked by each day, wiping away that bit of drool as I tried to pretend I didn't really want them.
So then, when I spotted this fabric at Dressew, there wasn't much I could do to prevent myself from purchasing some.
This pattern was one that I grabbed as soon as it appeared, and have been dying to try it out ever since. The time finally came, but I didn't have enough of this fun fabric to make the longer, fuller skirt prescribed by the pattern, so I improvised with a half-circle skirt. Perhaps for the best as, between the pattern and the weight of this fabric, that great big skirt might have been too heavy... both in look and feel.
I certainly intend to use this pattern again. I will use the skirt as shown next time, but I will modify it in one other way. The neckline is quite fun, but I will admit I feel afraid to lean forward at all for feat that it shows too much. I think I will try leaving out the slit next time and just sewing that up all the way. I think it would still be quite a fun line with it like that, too.Pin It