Ever since a high school friend showed up to class one day in her cheerful pumpkin colored sweater, the hue makes me happy. If perhaps it does not make my complexion quite as happy, so be it.
This is, in fact, the second version of this lovely vintage pattern I have made. The first was for my Lucy Halloween costume.
For my second, I decided that a few alterations would be fun. Also, the first time around, I just gathered the skirt pieces because of time constraints, so I wanted to try the darted skirt look.
I ditched the pattern sleeves (well, except for the sleeve head portion) and added the bottom half of this reproduction.
As I have mentioned, I did not quite have enough of my pumpkin silk dupioni, so my original idea had to be amended. The oversized collar was out. I also knew I would not have enough for a self-fabric belt, which I had set my heart on. And a bit of width was taken from bottom edges of the skirt pieces to squeeze everything in.
I may have abandoned this project altogether if it were not for the fact that I had finished covering all of those buttons! Silly, I know, but at least the dress is no longer in pieces.
And I think I actually like this color combo more than I would have liked a solid pumpkin frock!
Dress: Made by me, Vogue 8433
Coat: Made by me, McCalls 5480
Necklace: Made by me
Earrings: Kate Spade