Sunday, 20 July 2014
Colette Peony Squirrel Print Dress
After spending a large chunk of the Christmas holidays fitting a toile for the Colette Peony dress, there was no way I was only going to use the pattern once. This is my second version since the refitting - finished just in time for a night out with the girls.
This fabric was on sale last year at John Lewis for £5 a metre. I can remember telling the sales assistant that I was going to make a child's quilt using it! In my 'woman in her fourties wearing pink squirrels and acorns' defence - my friend was wearing a top the other day that I thought had acorns on it and it looked lovely and then I couldn't get this fabric out of my head. So I used it. For me.
I spent a stupid amount of time hand picking the zipper in. You can see that I didn't really attempt to match the tiny print - save for keeping it on the straight grain of course - but the squirrels seem to have kept their tails! The dress is fully lined (apart from the sleeves) with white cotton.
I loved wearing this on my night out.