Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Postcards from Paris

It feels like these photos were taken so very long ago.   And it has been quite a while since the month of May, I suppose.

Since then, this dress has become one of my favorites.  It is so easy to slip into.

I forgot to mention the addition of a pair of lightweight bra cups in my construction post - I imagine I was too impatient to finish the dress to bother taking pictures!  And that extra step is one of the main reasons I keep coming back to this dress on hot summer days.

All I have to do is step in, hook the waist stay, zip up the back, and go!

I am slightly tempted to make another version, this time with a straight skirt.  But there are so many other patterns that I want to try, so perhaps I should set this one aside for now?

After all, I already have another blue eyelet version hanging in my closet.  

Some day I will get around to going through the finished photos of that dress, along with all of the other projects that I completed in the last few months.  And I suppose I should really start thinking about cooler weather fabrics and designs.  The days are already getting way too short!  I am really not ready to say farewell to Summer this year.

Dress:  Made by me, Butterick 6453
Shoes:  Remix “Babydoll


  1. Beautiful girl, and beautiful dress. How awesome to not have to wear a bra with it!

  2. [enters chomping gum - the usual attitude]
    Ya know [*chomp*chomp*] Laura Mae, you really ought to make the pencil skirted version with an eye toward that space between a well-informed Polly Bergen and a smoldering Simone Signoret. No hands in the air, as if you don't tread or trample on such territory - you are a known quantity, sister. [*chomp*chomp*]

    Here's the "how to": slightly widen the straps at the bust, so they taper to the shoulder, peg the skirt a bit, and wear a wide patent leather belt (backwards, of course) for maximum impact. You may find a cosmetology school, former female impersonator, or be deft with the Dippity Doo, and sport a tousled bouffant. [unwraps and inserts yet another stick of gum into mix in the maw]

    This is no "make-over to take-over", but instead gentle guidance, hints if you will, from a subtle sort, who reads often, and writes on occasion. [*chomp*POP!*chomp*chomp*chomp*]

  3. Such a beautiful dress, impeccably sewn with a superb fit (as usual!). I too am not ready to say bye to summer.