The Hundred Dresses: Day 26

by Erin on June 28, 2013

Oh so guess what pattern I used to make today’s dress?
Liberty Lemonia Simplicity 1577 front

Yep, another Simplicity 1577. (That 1577 is still just the pattern number, not the grand total of versions I have made. Yet.)

Here’s a closer look at the bodice:
Liberty Lemonia Simplicity 1577 bodice

And in natural light:
Liberty Lemonia Simplicity 1577 bodice 2

This is Liberty Lemonia in the cotton poplin, which I can’t find extant anywhere anymore, although I did find this luscious (and expensive, of course!) silk chiffon version at Truro Fabrics. Has anyone ordered from them before? They have some really yummy stuff … but they don’t ship to the US.

This zipper, again, is no better than a C:
Liberty Lemonia Simplicity 1577 zipper

And here’s the back …
Liberty Lemonia Simplicity 1577 back

I haven’t worn this 1577 as much as it deserves, mostly because I’m always stumped by what shoes to wear with it. These are my favorite, but I don’t really wear heels on a daily (or weekly, or honestly, even monthly) basis any more … Ideally I would find the perfectly-pale-blue Keds to wear with this, but they don’t seem to exist. (Dear Keds, Y U NO have a custom-Keds site? Take that money you’re paying T-Swift and team up with Pantone instead. I would spend all my money there so I could have matching Keds for everything.)

 

 

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Ceci June 28, 2013 at 10:20 am

A British company, Hotter, makes (among other styles) keys-style sneakers including some grey dotted that look like a possible match….

No association with them, I was just flipping thru an ad from them prior to checking today’s dress and saw the possibility.

Enjoying your series very much…..

Ceci

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Beata June 28, 2013 at 11:08 am

What a wonderful dress – I love the fabric. These shoes are perfect for this dress!

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peppermintpenguin June 28, 2013 at 11:50 am

That’s a really pretty dress. It deserves custom dye shoes, definitely.

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Leigh June 28, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Keds would be pretty easy to dip dye at home. Probably worth a test or two.

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Ann June 28, 2013 at 2:58 pm

What a wonderful series! I’ve enjoyed reading every post. This quilt is lovely too. Thanks so much.
You must alter your patterns to add the side zip; very few I see have it. Are there any special tricks?

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BeckyW June 28, 2013 at 3:43 pm

That is the cutest pattern. No wonder you made it multiple times.

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Ann June 29, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Speaking of Keds… guess what just showed up in my StumbleUpon feed? Did you get this, too?
http://www.frankie.com.au/blogs/craft/frankie-exclusive-diy-dip-dyed-shoes

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