Sunday, July 24, 2011

Flock Together

Remember this fabric:
Well I finished the dress:
I used Butterick 5032
It went together really easily. I even piped the neckline and armhole edges.
I loved the pleats for the front of the skirt...such a different way to dart a skirt. Plus its actually very attractive to wear and gives extra room in the hip area, which is needed for someone like me who is a bit on the hippy side. I also picked up a covered belt kid from A Fashionable Stitch. This was my first attempt at making my own belt. I followed the Belt 101 tutorial from Casey's Elegant Musings. It was pretty simple, I only really struggled with covering the belt and that was mostly due to the fact that I need a little more strength to push the pieces together.
I also decided to attempt a hand picked zipper. I love it! I don't think I'll ever machine stitch a zipper in again. So much easier and looks beautiful every time.
Then I picked out the accessories I had to go with this dress. The purse was a gift that I'd never had the right outfit for. The shoes are 1950s pumps that I purchased at Viva Las Vegas a couple of years ago. My lily pad flower hair piece seemed just right for my flamingos. And of course some fun earrings...although I am now on the hunt for some fun hot pink earrings and bracelet to go with this dress.
And here it is altogether:
Well there you have it. I'm hoping to make a little bolero in the same color as the piping. I'm also about to make a dress for my mother in the same fabric...she is obsessed with flamingos. So how could I not?
Guess we'll need to do a mother-daughter photo shoot.


  1. This dress turned out fabulously! That fabric is adorable. That purse does go with the dress perfectly. :]

  2. SO CUTE! I tried to buy this pattern yesterday and they didn't have my size :-( I'm obsessed with flamingos too!

  3. Fabulous!!!! The olive piping is great. I love this pink flamingo fabric. My bff just gave me pink flamingos for my garden, now I need a dress to glamorously flop around my garden in.

  4. You did an awesome job. Absolutely beautiful. The belt is perfect.

  5. Oh. My. Goodness. I am mesmerized by that fabric!!! Such a cute dress (and altogether outfit)--bravo! Now I've gotten bit by the flamingo print bug (which I realized I have nothing of, despite living in FL for a few years now! lol.). hehe!

  6. Absolutely beautiful, every detail is perfect right done to the accessories :) I love how professionally it's finished too, well done you!