For version 2, I used a poly from Vogue Fabrics. I don't usually like to sew with poly, but this seemed less flammable than most, and the hearts/dots were cute. The pattern envelope says 3 yards of 60", which I call b.s. on, because I got this made up out of 2 yards of 60" fabric with a one-way directional print. Okay, I had an epiphany while sewing this dress. It turned out really beautiful. So did my last dress. What did those have in common? They were made from actual apparel fabrics, from the apparel section. I usually make things out of whatever thrift store sheet, quilting cotton, or mystery estate sale fabric I come across, and the majority of them turn out looking like shit. So maybe I should can it with the thrifted mystery fibers and actually buy real apparel fabric MEANT for apparel? Ha.
I love the deep scoopy back.
And it twirls!
This dress makes me so happy!
Okay, I feel silly. Stop taking my picture.
And one last shot for y'all, of the bodice. Look how crisp and pretty my waistband looks! This fabric gathered like a DREAM. It was the best. I think I'll be making a trip to Vogue soon to pick up a few more poly prints.
And now I need to go hide this pattern away before I make it in 5 other fabrics!