I am thrilled to finally present my finished yellow polka dot dress! I finished it at the beginning of July, but I didn’t get around to doing the photo shoot until this afternoon. My apologies for the long wait! I’m so happy with how this dress came out – very light and summery – and it was an incredibly quick and easy project. After all the alteration drama with my turquoise and yellow dress, the second time around with this pattern was a piece of cake. Love it! : )
Pattern: Butterick 5353, fitted dress with circular neckband.
Fabric: Yellow polka dot fabric is Moda Half Moon Modern; cream lining is Kona cotton. Both are 100% cotton – perfect for a light summer dress.
Modifications: Same as for the turquoise and yellow dress.
Level of crafty satisfaction: Love it!! I feel so cheerful and summery wearing this dress. : )
To see all the posts about this yellow beauty, click here.
Lots more photos below… probably too many, but I was having fun and got a little carried away. : ) Click on any of the photos to make them bigger. Enjoy!
I’m not crazy about the poofy stomach look (attributed to four little pleats right below the waistband), but I’ll admit that it’s convenient for hiding a big dinner. : )
The dress is fully lined, and the lining instructions are actually included in the pattern – what a rarity! I finished off the lining by hand, as usual, which I think gives it a nice, professional-looking finish.
Now that we’ve got the standard shots out of the way, here are a few fun ones. Isn’t it so much fun modeling a new dress? : )
Showing off a little peek-a-boo of the lining. I feel so risque. Ooh la la.
I call this my “model pose.” Must be done with lots of attitude. It helps if you picture yourself as a 6-foot-tall, extremely thin woman, posing for a magazine cover. HA.
When I was young, I dreamed of becoming a Radio City Rockette. You can guess how well that worked out. : )
Apparently all the cool kids look down and to the side while modeling garments.
And here I am, feeling pretty smug in my newest creation!
Maggie says: “Stop taking pictures and give me my dinner already.”
I love this shot — HOORAY for new handmade dresses!!!
I’ve already worn this dress out to a nice dinner, and it was super light and comfortable. For some reason the air conditioning wasn’t on in the restaurant that night (which is crazy because it was about 90 degrees outside and super humid), and I was sweating like a wild animal in the desert. Thankfully the dress is 100% cotton, and even though I was hot, the dress did a great job of keeping my body as cool as possible, given the circumstances. Plus I looked cute. : ) Success!!
Wait a second… what’s this?
Perhaps a little sneak preview of my blue polka dot blazer? What’s that you say? It looks fabulous already? Oh, why thank you. : )
Anyway, I can’t say enough positive things about this yellow dress, and I’m going to try and get as much wear out of it as possible before the fall weather sets in. Do you think I can pull it off in the fall/winter with a cardigan and some gray tights? Hmm, something to think about…
Hope you enjoyed the photo shoot as much as I did, and hope you all had a fabulous weekend!