When An asked me to be part of her unique and fun series, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was definitely up for the challenge!
After perusing An’s Pinterest board, I began to get a feeling for Belgium style. What I noticed, was the bright primary(ish) colors, the simple, classic styles, the pattern mixing, the animal prints, and the layering.
One dress in particular stood out to me, calling my name. I fell in love, and decided that I needed to make that dress. With some minor changes, of course. I’m a sucker for polka dots, and the dress really needed to be green, so I was so happy to find this fabric. I found this pretty dark pink kona cotton to add the pop of color it needed. I slightly changed the shape of the skirt, too.
For the first time ever, I made some custom piping, which I placed in between a center panel and the bodice front pieces, and in between the skirt and bodice.
I drafted a small peter pan collar, also a first for me.
I added five dainty buttons down the front to complete the look, and inserted an invisible zipper in the back.
I am so happy how this dress turned out! It was so much fun to try new techniques and have them work out. Here are some tutorials that I found that were very helpful:
1/4 Circle Skirt: By Hand London
Thanks An, for having me- I had a blast!