Thursday, April 23, 2015

"Turning Japanese" Dress

So I made another dress recently from Japanese style print fabric and it makes me think of this song.

I bought the fabric from a New Zealand fabric destash group I'm part of on facebook - isn't it pretty.
I decided to use a tried and true pattern and make another Salme Patterns pussy bow dress with the sleeves from the Colette Laurel dress. It's the same franken-pattern I used for my Hearts and Anchors dress, the only difference was I added a little bit of length to the skirt of the dress.

It's getting dark earlier and earlier at the moment, but Rich was still able to take a few photos for me in the courtyard before the sun went down for the day.
The dress is pretty simple, I've not put in the darts as I wanted a more blouse type fit. It has elastic around the waist, but the best part of the dress is the bow. Because obviously bows rule.
I hope you've all had a good week, I've been off work with a spider bite that got infected. It was a bad times, but at least I can sew and have a courtyard.
Hope you all have been having a good week and an even better weekend!


Kathy Manning said...

Can you please let me know the name of the facebook group?

Vix said...

That looks wonderful on you, it certainly does justice to that fab fabric! x

Curtise said...

That is a great print, and a lovely dress - yes, the bow is very sweet!
Eek, an infected spider bite sounds grim - hope it's better now. xxx

juxtapose nz said...

Love the Japanese-y fabric. Promise I won't buy it - once is a hilarious coincidence, twice is scary stalker twin! Wellington is such a small town. Definitely bought the same fabric as your purple Laurel dress (Nov '13) at the last Fabric-a-Brac and use it to make a much loved top.
I'll say "hello" if I see you at the next one.

Louise said...

That dress is amazing, and it looks great on you! The spider bite must've been bad if it left you off work. Brave lady! I hope it's a lot better now. I don't know how I'd cope with the spiders you've got in NZ. Ours terrify me, and they're pretty much harmless. xx

Vintage Bird Girl said...

Great frockage! I love the way you use a combination of styles. Xx

Anonymous said...

Ooh, this is so cute! And the colours really look great on you too!