♫ ♪ Atmosphere
This dress is a product of a little challenge that I came up with after exchanging some comments with mokosha.. She said that she has the same heart shaped buttons as the one I used for my Hong Kong Garden dress, but she never gets around to use them for something.. I’m familiar with that problem.. When I see cute buttons in a store I buy 10-15 of them, thinking I’ll use them at one point.. Usually, they just stay in a box.. I replied to her how it would be fun to challenge ourselves on making a piece of clothing starting with the buttons from our stashes.. The idea got stuck on my mind for a while.. I decided to take the challenge and find buttons, fabric and pattern combination..
The pattern is dress G from Stylish Dress Book – Clothing for everyday wear.. Instead of short sleeves, I made it with long ones (or better said ¾ ones).. The bust darts I had to move 1.5cm down so the fit would look good.. This was my first time with sewing button loops and it was an easy thing to do.. After looking at the photos I noticed that the skirt is shorter than usual.. For now I’m going to leave it that way.. In the future, I could always add something to make it longer, or just wear it with leggings..
Red buttons are leftovers from another project.. They were perfect for a project with button loops, and I had only 5 of them left.. That’s why I went with dress G.. In my fabric stash I had a cotton blend fabric with snail print.. When I bought it I didn’t like very much the print and the color of the fabric.. I’m a bit bored of sewing blue clothes.. My friend and I noticed that (in our stores) most of the cute prints that we like are with blue background.. I’m really missing green and purple.. The drawstring I made with red cotton leftover fabric.. My first choice was light gray fabric, but I had only red that would go with the dress.. Red bow on the back reminds me of a cute Chardon skirt by emilie94410 :)
Mokosha liked this little challenge and I hope that we’ll soon see her creation :D
Behind the camera – my favorite sister Dina