That’s it, after several months waiting and doing endless paperwork, I finally left Paris and moved to the United States. So since I now live in a place where the weather is wonderful and there are beautiful backgrounds for taking pictures, I can show you my new dress…
And the fabric of this dress is quite appropriate for the United States! Just like for my Atomic dress, it’s a Michael Miller fabric, this one called Star Struck. I don’t know how tasteful it is to wear it outside of the 4th of July, but whatever, I love it, and the Sew Dolly Clackett challenge definitely removed all my doubts about large scale patterns and quilting cottons. The fact that the dress pattern is adorable does help 🙂
It’s a Butterick pattern, the B5984, which features a princess seamed bodice, a huge circle skirt, and bands at the neckline which create a really cool collar that repeats in the back.
So, to be honest, I don’t have much more to say about the making of this dress, and for a good reason: I did not make it. It was sewed… by my boyfriend!
But, Camille, does your boyfriend also sews?
That’s the thing, he doesnt! While I was stuck in France waiting for my visa and he was patiently waiting for me in the US, he took secret sewing lessons, and when I saw him at the airport he was waiting for me with the dress in his hands and a huge smile on his face.
I know you’re already all jealous, so I don’t want to brag too much, but honestly, this dress is AWESOME. He had never touched a sewing machine before, and for his first experience he tackled a pretty difficult pattern, with a collar, sleeves, a zipper… and the bodice is entirely lined! Not to mention that it fits perfectly, though he did not have my measurements, only whatever information he was able to find stalking this blog…
I am so so proud of him!! And mostly… I’m going to have twice as many dresses! Ouiiiiiiiii
Michael Miller fabric
… made by my boyfriend!