Here is my latest Britex project! This time around I had the opportunity to work with a lovely lightweight wool tricotine.
I will admit that about halfway through this project I was convinced that this was going to be a dud. Suddenly I was working on the most boring dress in the world.
Thankfully, my case of the grumps departed, and I decided to stick with the project, because now I have a classic dress in a classic color. And all of those hand rolled hems on the peplum edges were not a total waste!
I did manage to kill one of those Maxant buckle kits; the double layer of wool was just too much for the thin metal. But Peter saved me. Along with a bunch of patterns he sent me last year, he included a vintage buckle kit. I had some hesitation using it because the packaging is so darn cute - but I was desperate!
Once again, vintage is best! The buckle has those little teeth that grab the fabric and a back which snaps into place (much like my favorite covered button kits). I really wish they still made these!
Navy goes with just about every color – especially jewel tones (which happen to be some of my favorite hues!). I believe I am going to have to add more of this color to my wardrobe. Suddenly I feel the need for a navy pencil skirt, and a navy blouse . . .
Dress: Made by me, New Style 2259
Tilt Hat: Made by me, Vogue 7657
Shoes: Colin Stuart
Earrings: Made by me (with buttons from Britex)
Purse: Banana Republic
[The fabric for this project was received in exchange for my contributions as a Britex Guest Blogger.]