November 14, 2013
Blue Birthday Dress
I feel comfortable in this dress, not that you can tell from my face. I wore it all day without a cardigan or a scarf or anything to distract from the dress - well except for my new red cowboy boots!
The fabric is a ponte that I got from Girl Charlie. I loved it when I saw it and then I wasn't sure what to make with it. Then I made the grey ponte dress and figured this fabric would work with that pattern. So the day before we left for vacation, I headed to the sewing space and cut the fabric out. I sewed it all up and then decided it needed to have just as lightly lower neckline. So I folded the dress front in half and took my French curve to it. The neckline is now a curved v.
I do need to take it back down to the machine and shorten the sleeves. I wasn't sure how long to make them and they are just a bit too long.
In Palm Springs on vacation I wore the dress with bare legs and white sandals. But today I wore it with my new red boots! I got several compliments today half of them on my dress and half of them on my boots.
I imagine there will be more versions of this Ottobre dress in my future. But I'm thinking they will be solids to show off some of the great scarfs, handknits, and jewelry that I have.
And just because you want to see them - here is a picture of my new red boots! And yes, they were comfortable all day. And Fun! For some reason - wearing cowboy boots is fun.