Sometimes a quick project is just what the doctor ordered. This dress was one of those. And it turns out, I discovered a really great pattern.
This is why I have such a hard time getting rid of old patterns . . . sometimes there is a real gem hidden among them.
In this case, the fabric is what led me to Vogue 8701. The print caught my eye when I was strolling through the quilting section at JoAnn Fabrics a couple of years ago.
It is very pastel, and I am pasty, so I often steer clear of fabrics that want to blend in with my skin. But I just could not leave without this print!
I did not have quite enough yardage for the first couple of patterns I pulled out of the stash while looking for the perfect match for my fabric, and then I remembered this one. I think the pairing was meant to be!
Not bad for a quick weekend project.
And the fact that I did not need to purchase any extra bits and bobs makes me very happy indeed! I just love when a plan comes together!
Dress: Made by me, Vogue 8701
Shoes: Remix Vintage “Babydoll”
Earrings: Banana Republic