In an effort to get some casual everyday wear into my extremely gussied-up closet, I snagged this warm reversible cotton eyelet at Mood Fabrics online.
Despite the impressive size of my mouth, I’m at a loss for words… although this project was involved, it went together simply and relatively quickly. A shirtdress with a princess seamed bodice, pleated front skirt…
And I guess you’d call it a gored back? Next time I’d throw some pleats in the back skirt too, the pattern (Simplicity 2222 vintage) only provides for the front. Helps with the casual vibe, I suppose.
Perhaps that’s what’s got my tongue? I don’t know what to say when the taffeta and silk and velvet flocked denim isn’t flowing… but I did add some bling. Cranberry red binding for the seams, and a shocking orange satin undercollar, and lavender pearl snaps down the front. None of which you can see at the hands of my beloved photographer, but I promise to include some gutsy shots on my blog later this week!
I actually do love this print, it makes me dance around. That’s a casual win in my book. And, I’m aware that this is a far cry from a casual print…whaddaya think, should I try a solid version?