This dress was one of the first things I made on my dressmaking course and was very easy to make. I like it because it’s such a traditional shaped dress, or maybe that should be frock?
The thing is, I've never worn it as I’m not sure which occasion it fits. If I still worked, then problem solved, I could swan around the office like Joan Holloway (I wish) - but those days are gone. I was thinking of adding a little cardigan and wearing it in the daytime if I suddenly decide to have a ‘smart’ day. In which case, I'd probably need to shorten it so it's more knee length. I just can’t decide.
The fabric is from the V & A and was one of several Liberty print quilting cottons that were produced to coincide with this summer’s quilt exhibition. I love the tiny seedhead pattern, but am not 100% sure about the colour, it’s a reddy, orangey, coral in real life, which isn’t top of my list but I couldn’t resist the pattern. I bought the fabric before I actually went to the exhibition and was completely over excited to find these matching covered buttons in the shop afterwards.
|Just noticed I need to twirl the bottom two buttons round so they're all facing the same way!|
I’ve suddenly made a decision whilst writing this post, I’m going to wear it to dinner at a friend’s house this weekend. If it looks old fashioned, who cares? It’s a proper frock and a lady should wear a proper frock to dinner. x