So, to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday here in New Orleans we like to go down to the horse track for opening day dressed in our holiday best.
This is a lovely little dress I whipped up some months ago and didn’t know where I was ever going to have a chance to wear it. It is made from a 1930′s Marian Martin mail order pattern. It is made with a wonderful Sailor Jerry (they make fabric?!) silk/cotton blend with a classy butterfly print. The pattern called for a ruffle collar but I was having none of it. So I knocked out a peter pan collar for it in contrasting black cotton. I love this dress!!!
The hat was a busted, navy, vintage affair that I dyed, reshaped, and gussied up a bit to be fit for the track.
Coincidentally I also made this bunny suit for my buddy last Mardi Gras season.
A new post on my latest creation is up at Kitty’s Drawings
Black & white polka dot dress made out of possibly rayon – something. I don’t know. I never know! A burn test only tells me so much.
Anyways – lots more details over at the blog. Some close ups too. This was quite a project! It wasn’t that the dress was hard to make, more that I did quite a bit by hand.
Also – the pattern is so quirky and cool. I list all the little interesting things about it.
Now why did I call this The Debacle Dress?? The full story is HERE at Kitty’s Drawings A whole SERIES of dramas came with the creation of it.
BTW – this is Simplicity 3608 from 1951, made in white cotton drill. It was really great to sew up actually, due to the nature of the fabric and it was also quite a simple pattern. The variations are really great too – It came with an intact transfer pattern for the neckline and pocket. It’s actually not meant to be embroidered – the instructions tell you to attach three threads of yarn/wool with double overcast stitches spaced 1/4 inch apart. How cool! I’d love to make this in a navy wool or linen and white yarn.