I came home today and realized I had been running errands all afternoon and I didn't feel tired. I think that perhaps the last lingering effects of the swine flu have been finally melting away. Just in time for our imminent trip to Amsterdam! (Oh, didn't I tell you about that? We're leaving this weekend for a 5 day trip.) The reclaimed energy along with a new haircut, a finished exam, and a new lip gloss make me a happy girl. So I thought I'd show you this happy dress.
Pattern: Butterick 5315, View C, but shorter and without the sash
The only modification I made was to put in a pocket on the non-zipper side. I love the Peter Pan collar on this dress.
The fabric is from JoAnn's and it's a true purple. I think purple fabrics are a little difficult to find, so I was excited to find this one. And I thought it was a great fit for the retro-styled pattern.
It's a little difficult to see, but I made my own bias binding to line the neck out of some bright green fabric. I also used bright green buttons down the front!
The only problem I have with this dress is that the sleeves restrict my arm movements a little bit. I might try view B's sleeves next time. It looks like they have more gathers in them, which should allow for a freer movement.
It's quite likely I'll make this pattern again. It's a yay in my book.