Monday, 25 November 2013
Floral - Summer - Wiggle
This cute little baby is my first ever full on floral dress (can you believe it!), and I am super in love with it. Yay for the gorgeous summer days we've been having lately - no hanging around in the wardrobe for this dress.
As some of you might know I'm a little obsessed with Instagram atm and this wee obsession allowed me to be one of three lucky people to get a discounted 'end of stock' pattern from Blueginerdoll. Abbey had rebranded all her pattern packaging and was looking to off-load the last of the 'old' Billie Jean patterns.
Actually, I was sitting on the fence about the pattern cause I just wasn't sure about the shoulder straps. The discount was just enough to tip me over and I must say it hasn't disappointed.
While I was in Auckland earlier in the month I managed to get in a wee bit of fabric shopping. This lovely cotton sateen just kept calling my name and I kept walking away saying 'I don't do floral', but in the end the colours just drew me in. I actually bought three pieces of fabric that day and this is the only one that has made it to my sewing table.
Billie Jean is described as a wiggle dress, but I actually have a heap of room to wiggle around in. I think the pattern is very cleaver in that it looks super body hugging, but doesn't feel that way at all. When walking it does call for small step, especially when paired with these shoes :).
The construction methods are fabulous making it almost impossible not to be able to line up the bodice princess seams with the skirt darts. I think I might adopt this method for other patterns now.
I lined this dress with a black cotton viole, the perfect choice for a summer dress. I did debate with myself about the length, but went with the pattern recommendation and think that it adds to the charm of the dress.
If you are sitting on the fence about this dress, there is no reason to be any more. I'm sure my Billie Jean will get loads of wear this summer.
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