I thought I'd posted this before but a trawl of the archives didn't turn anything up.
I am in the process of tidying up the sewing room (a never-ending process) and came across this dress, which I haven't thought of in ages. This dress was one of the first major vintage projects I ever did — I had to order the fabric from Britex in San Francisco, as it was WAY before the whole cherry-print thing went mainstream.
This dress probably took me three weekends, what with the covered buttons, the belt, and so on. I believe I had made a trial version in a black and white quilting cotton, and I should dig that one up to photograph, too. (I ripped the underarm on it, but luckily the print was so busy my patch was undetectable, and I kept right on wearing it …)
This probably dates to at least 1996, maybe earlier — I made it to wear to a friend's late-summer wedding rehearsal dinner, I think.
I would probably still wear this, if I ever thought about it. (I think I was a bit heavier in the mid-90s than I am now, so it might not fit now.) But I should really start dragging out more of my more tragic early efforts to post, shouldn't I? Those will be good for a laugh!