I had this fabric I fell in love with in the Fat Quarter Remnant bin at some store, I think it was Walmart of all places (yes we have barely any fabric stores where I am, so I'm stuck with them!) and found two, but it was one piece of darker print than the other, so I wouldn't pass it along to anyone. But still, I really wanted to make this dress and the fade difference doesn't show any where near as much in reality as it does in the photos. And it's fabulous for what I wanted to do with it. (a fat quarter is one quarter of a yard of quilting fabric, 18 by 22 inches).
As a pattern test, this worked out pretty good. I used my pattern for retro style pull over dresses and widened the skirt, then turned the gathers into pleats. I just need to make a real crinoline for her wardrobe now, because she's wearing the white summer dress under it as a slip. I'm so glad her new white pumps showed up today. It's been what, 4 years now, I've been looking for a pair? And I had to take the fru-fru off these to they're a bit damaged, but I like the white soles and heels on them. The pockets are fake, because actually putting her hands in her pockets would drag the whole skirt down.
|Argh! her slip is showing!|
Now to start making all the vintage 40's and 50's patterns I've had my eye on for her. ^_^