Skill Level: Intermediate
Pattern Used: Crepe
Her post about the pattern: First Few Days of May
What kind of fabric did you use? A quilting cotton in red with white polka dots from the Holland Fabric Market, and a softer white cotton for the tie and facings.
How did you decide to reflect your personal style in the pattern? I made the dress in early spring, feeling very weary of winter, so I wanted it to be fun and bright, a spot of color to chase away the winter gloom. Red is one of my favorite colors, and I also have a thing for polka dots, so this fits the bill perfectly.
What thoughts do you have about the project? It’s my Happy Dress: wearing it makes me happy every time! Aside from the fabric, I really love the sweetheart neckline, the little kimono cap sleeves and the bow, which make for such a pretty dress. Also: pockets! In fact I love it so much, I made a second one in navy-and-white gingham with a red bow during exam week, to keep me from going crazy with all the revision.