Monday, February 15, 2010
Butterick 9826 (the inadvertent Valentines dress)
I joined Zoe's Stash Bustin' campaign in an effort to use some of the fabric I've been hoarding. For my first Stash Bustin' project I decided to sew Butterick 9826, a 50s pattern. I used some red poplin that I've had for over a year. The trim and the zip were also from my stash. I decided not to sew the sash because I like wearing belts with dresses.
So I realised after seeing lots of other bloggers posting Happy Valentines Day messages that this dress looks like a Valentines Day dress (the red+white combo). I didn't mean it to be one and in fact, here in New Zealand, Valentines has been and gone.
This is what the trim looks like close-up. One of my favourite sewing shops has the most amazing trims and I buy far too many of them because they are too cheap and pretty not too.