This is one of my favorite creations. The pattern is Butterick 5556, another vintage reproduction - big surprise, right?!
The wool was a fantastic find from Fashion Fabrics Club (and makes up for some of the less than wonderful cuts I have received in the past).
It is hard to tell from the pictures, but the wool is purple with navy and fuchsia running throughout a tiny diamond pattern. More information about the construction process may be found over at PatternReview.
I often hesitate to wear brooches because I am afraid that the pin will permanently mar the fabric. With a woven wool, this becomes less of an issue. Accessories can be so much fun. And they do look so pretty!
And although I would love to complain about the chilly weather, it is a great excuse to wear my wooly outfits.
And look, more twirling – it really is addictive.
Dress: Made by me, Butterick 5556
Petticoat: Made by me
Shoes: Banana Republic “Nelda” in Elephant
Hat: Made by me
Gloves: Vintage from mom
Brooch: Antique Store in
Purse: Harveys Seatbelt Bag “Flutterfly” Large Tote