To say that I am excited to have made this dress would be the understatement of the century. This dress has been a long time coming. When I was pregnant we stumbled across this fabric in Spotlight. I say we because Corey is actually the one who saw it. When he showed it to me I got just a tiny bit excited and immediately had to buy it.
As I was pregnant at the time I didn't really want to make something that I was only going to be able to wear for a short amount of time. So I popped the fabric in my stash with a view to making something once Imogen was born. In actual fact it sat in the stash for another 6 months after Imogen was born.
I actually cut this dress out at the same time as my red lace dress. This was because I used the exact same pattern combination for this dress as well. The bodice comes from vintage simplicity 5343 and the skirt from New Look 6723. I think this is going to become my go to pattern combo for dresses! The great part about it is while the skirt looks full it doesn't actually use that much fabric.
My favourite part of the dress is the vintage zipper I used. How cool is the metal zipper pull?! I didn't really worry to much about matching the pattern of the fabric because it is quite busy and random anyway. I am so happy with how it turned out and I will no doubt get a lot of wear out of it. I am thinking that I need to get a few more novelty prints into my wardrobe. They are so much fun!