As you may recall, Kathryn and I have a deal worked out about my blog- she does my website design and photography, not to mention the ambitious undertaking of Encourager and Motivator, and in turn, I make her vintage dresses. It is the best sort of business arrangement, because we both feel like we're getting the better deal! But really- my side of the bargain is the best. And I hope no one ever makes her a more tempting offer. ;-)
This dress was the result of my visit last November. It is made from navy blue moleskin, and I used Butterick 5707 (out of print now- I'm sad I didn't pick up my own copy!).
And yes, I have the prettiest friends.
With the prettiest hair.
I want to be Asian someday.
I was a bit wary about using moleskin fabric for a vintage dress, but it really works well, has a great drape and body, and looks very classy. :-) This simple dress is finished off with a self-fabric belt.
The neckline has small pleats on the shoulders and the keyhole neckline has a fabric tie for interest.
Kathryn pulls off this sophisticated look so effortlessly. I'm jealous. ;-)
I feel kind of funny not having a hugely long post about this dress, but I have been getting dreadfully verbose lately! And in reality- it was just so simple to put together! Kathryn was so easy to work with, and I'm looking forward to showing you more pictures of the next dresses I've made! (well, and am in the process of making.... ;-))