Today the Hubs and I went to the Getty Museum to see the photography exhibit. It was very inspiring not to mention fun to finally have a date with my husband. I sew (pun totally intended) badly wanted to wear a new dress on our date, and stand out amongst the drab and darkly dresses art appreciators. And boy did I!
I honestly made this dress in one night and out of the rest of the scraps of my failed tree skirt project. I mixed two patterns together. The top from New Look 6002 with the scalloped neckline, and the skirt from Simplicity 4236. The fabric is a red and white stripped cotton, the bow on my midriff is a vintage upholstery fabric scrap from a chair cushion that belonged to my late Grandma. I felt very Betty Draper in this dress paired with my mint knitted cardi. This was a fun and easy dress to make and I can't wait to wear it again.
Lucky for me it was also a very sunny and somewhat warm day. Then again, I do live in Southern California so it shouldn't have surprised me that much.