Fabric: top in pink polka dot fabric from paron’s; skirt in liberty of london “glencot house” (spring/summer 2012)
Pattern: top from Vogue Couturier Design 631; skirt from butterick 7803
Year: circa 1950s
Notions: zipper, hem lace, sew-on snaps
Time to Complete: 6 hours
First Worn: May 31, 2012
Wear Again: yes
Total Price: ~$45
Challenge Theme: “Pink”
the pink challenge is one of many that got away from me this spring, but it’s also one of the ones i feel badly about because i had done so much prep work before it! i had re-drafted the bodice from vogue 631 using my moulage and had cut it out months ago. admittedly, my original plan included refashioning an existing skirt instead of doing a new one, but i am on a circle skirt kick these days and it was easy.
i decided i loved the print of the “glencot house” fabric and, even though it is a directional print, i went with a circle skirt because, duh, no seams means easy making.
i’m packing a lot into this week, because while i cracked a major hurdle on finishing my “mix it up” dress, i still wanted to finish this leftover pink number and do the vegas challenge (which i did, but won’t be able to finish or post until after the week is over). also, the short week threw me off. monday three-day weekends do that to me more than friday ones, i guess. also also, i start susan khalje’s french jacket class (camp chanel, although i am pretty sure she is not allowed to call it that) on monday and i expect to be swamped beyond belief next week while i work through my first french cardigan jacket. so finishing this little outfit became a great goal–something achievable but still requiring some work and balance and focus.