Spring has finally arrived for my wardrobe!
And everywhere I look, I see toile!
This always happens to me. Start driving a different make and model of car and suddenly I see them everywhere. Now that I found my new favorite show, I see vintage cars everywhere. Buy a new pair of shoes, and they pop up in editorials and on the feet of neighbors and strangers walking down the street. And I am suddenly noticing lovely toile fabric online, on blogs, and in magazines. What the heck?!
I am so pleased with my new dress, and grateful that I waited for the perfect project to use my leftover upholstery fabric!
It is still a bit chilly to wear a sleeveless dress, so I added one of my favorite cardigans.
This was one of my first experiences knitting with beads. Yes, there are actually beads on there, although they are almost invisible until you get really close.
So it was a learning experience – make sure to use contrasting beads to ensure they will be visible! But I still love the sweater, so it was a very rewarding lesson, which is the best kind.
Years ago, I wore flowers in my hair all the time, and I thought this was the perfect outfit to reincorporate them into my wardrobe.
This is a really wonderful pattern, and I am sure that I will using it again. I think that sleeves would be fun, or perhaps using the bodice design with a slim skirt.
Hope you are having a lovely weekend and enjoying some sunshine! Happy Spring!
Dress: Made by me, Butterick 5882
Sweater: Made by me, “Chicago” from Rowan Magazine
Shoes: Sacha London
Necklace: Banana Republic
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