I love pink! I loved it as a child, and then went through a phase in which pink was no longer lovely. I moved backward up the rainbow from purple, to blue, to green. Not being a fan of yellow, well, I skipped over that one. In high school, a friend was always talking about how happy her orange sweater made her, and in college, I decided that a pumpkin sweater was too fabulous to pass up (even if the color did nothing for my complexion).
These days, I would say my favorite colors are lavender and green. But I am growing to love red (the grownup version of pink), so I have come full circle.
This week’s Sew Weekly Challenge was “Childhood Memories.” Out came the boxes of photos. I remember wearing a lot of pink, what I did not remember was all of the pants.
|I do NOT miss the 1980s! Très chic? Mais NON!|
As soon as I had my hands on the fabric and patterns I brought home from the Sew Weekly Swap, I decided I would have to make one of my “new” patterns using my “new” fabric. It did not take long to pair the pink cotton with
I was a little bit bummed about not having enough fabric to make myself a belt, however, once I put the dress on, it was clear that all that pink needed needed to be broken up. I may be extremely girly, but I have no wish to look like I am wearing a five-year-old’s dress.
My scalloped platform pumps were a perfect match, and I decided to continue that brown accessory trend with my belt.
The daisy brooches did not look quite right on the dress, but I was determined to wear them, so I stuck them in my hair. Okay, so wearing flowers in my hair screams five-year-old even more than the pink dress - don't judge me!
About halfway through the construction I was sure that the dress was not going to work (especially when those pockets were not behaving) but I am thrilled with the finished project. Sometimes a stubborn streak can pay off. And I am sure I will be getting a whole lot of wear out of this frock during the summer months!
Dress: Made by me,
Shoes: Colin Stuart for
Brooches (worn in hair): Monet
Belt: Banana Republic
Earrings: Kate Spade