delighted Bastille Day! Here, have an Eiffel Tower dress:
I really like the scale of this print:
I had some blue and white piping that matched perfectly, so I thought: why not?
The buttons are from a swap that Mary Beth Klatt put together in Chicago before I moved away:
Here’s the zipper, not bad!
The pockets undoubtedly needed the same piping as the sleeves, right?
And the back view:
This is Butterick 7504, which I was sure I had posted before, but no dice:
I love this illustration, I think of print dress and Blue dress as members of the notorious West Side Wimmin gang, and gray dress With Hat is their mouthpiece. I wish I could stand like this usually — hip cocked, head cocked, hand in pocket, fist on hip: a posture that says “I’m ready for a fight!” if there ever was one. (Of course, if I did stand like this normally, I imagine I would have a lot more neck and back issues than I would like to have, so maybe it’s better that I’m not always in “spoiling for a fight” stance.)
This is the first time I’ve made this entire pattern — I used the skirt pieces (those pockets are SO NICE) for another dress. (Which will show up in the Hundred dresses countdown eventually).
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