The Hundred Dresses: Day 42

by Erin on July 14, 2013

Happy Bastille Day! Here, have an Eiffel Tower dress:

Eiffel Tower Butterick 7504 front

I really like the scale of this print:

Eiffel Tower Butterick 7504 bodice

I had some blue and white piping that matched perfectly, so I thought: why not?
Eiffel Tower Butterick 7504 sleeve piping

The buttons are from a swap that Mary Beth Klatt put together in Chicago before I moved away:
Eiffel Tower Butterick 7504 collar/buttons

Here’s the zipper, not bad!
Eiffel Tower Butterick 7504 zipper

The pockets obviously needed the same piping as the sleeves, right?
Eiffel Tower Butterick 7504 pocket

And the back view:

Eiffel Tower Butterick 7504 back

This is Butterick 7504, which I was SURE I had posted before, but no dice:

Butterick 7504

 

I love this illustration, I think of Print Dress and Blue Dress as members of the notorious West Side Wimmin gang, and Gray Dress With Hat is their mouthpiece. I wish I could stand like this normally — hip cocked, head cocked, hand in pocket, fist on hip: a posture that says “I’m ready for a fight!”  if there ever was one. (Of course, if I did stand like this normally, I imagine I would have more neck and back issues than I would like to have, so perhaps it’s better that I’m not always in “spoiling for a fight” stance.)

This is the first time I’ve made this entire pattern — I used the skirt pieces (those pockets are SO NICE) for another dress. (Which will show up in the Hundred Dresses countdown eventually).

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