Ginkgo leaves are not a traditional Christmas choice, but this dress turned out to be the perfect holiday frock. I rather like the unexpected print in a traditional color scheme on this beautiful cotton sateen.
Since finishing the dress on December 12th, I have already worn it three times. That is almost unheard of for me as I tend to go for a bit more variety in my outfit choices in any given month. I guess you could say I am quite pleased with the way this project turned out!
The dress is also incredibly easy to wear!
I was not entirely sure that the bloused bodice was going to work for me, but with the help of a wide belt, I really like the look.
The bell shaped skirt is also becoming one of my favorite silhouettes.
When I stitched up this petticoat a couple of years back, I had no idea how much wear I would get out of it. It was made specifically for this dress, and at the time, really did not work with anything else in my closet. Two years later, I have added two other dress designs to my wardrobe that work perfectly with this petticoat.
And there is a good chance that there will be more 1960s style dresses in my future! I think I would even love a solid colored version of this design, provided I can find the right fabric. What is it about solid colors that I find so off putting when it comes to textiles!?!
Dress & Belt: Made by me, BurdaStyle 7179 & Vogue 8193
Shoes: Royal Vintage “Marilyn”
Ring: Grandfather's class ring
[Disclosure: The fabric for this project was received in exchange for two yards of fabric from Organic Cotton Plus, but the opinions written here are my own.]