Half of my projects are made from fabric purchased especially for the dress idea, the other half are created due to my underlying need to chip away at my endlessly replenishing stash. This dress falls in the latter category. We picked up this black eyelet at a great price years ago, but since black isn't technically our "color", it languished. I was looking for a fall-appropriate 50s dress for everyday wear back in Oct. 2011, and I felt that lining and trimming it with yellow would make it more "me". The design idea came from a salesman sample I found online, with a few liberties taken. This has become one of my favorite dresses! I never would have picked either black or eyelet for a dress like this, but I love how it all came together! :-)
|These pockets are one of my favorite parts of the dress!|
|The cute vintage belt buckle was one from our stash. After bringing the yellow fabric home, I discovered that it was fortuitously the exact match. I love it when that happens. :-)|
|The trim was all hand-applied in order to have better control of the loops and miters.|
And all pictures are courtesy of the wonderful Kathryn!