Despite finishing the sweater ages ago and having it totally tech edited, I kept procrastinating on taking the pattern photos for my blue cardigan with lace panels. I have a handful of dresses that I could wear with it, but none of them shouted “spring” like I wanted them to. I spent a long time debating which one to wear and never really decided on a winner because none of my options were quite right. But then this weekend I went to the fabric store for some bias tape, and I spotted this lime green striped fabric and realized what I needed to do. If I didn’t have the right dress in my wardrobe, I just needed to make it!
So here we are. I’m using the bodice from Butterick 5748, and I’m going to swap the circle skirt for a simple gathered skirt. I spent some time debating between vertical and horizontal stripes for the skirt, and I think I’m going to go with horizontal stripes on the skirt and vertical on the bodice. I threw the question out there on Instagram when I was trying to make up my mind and had a lot of suggestions to cut the skirt on the bias and create a chevron effect, but that’s not really my style.
It should be a pretty quick, simple project, but it opens the door to what might become a bad habit. This is my first time sewing a dress just for a pattern photoshoot, and I suspect it won’t be the last.
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