The Hundred Dresses: Day 22

This is one of my very favorite dresses, in that it’s a very cheerful dress to wear. I mean, how could it not be, it’s covered in bicycles!

bicycle print Simplicity 1577 front

Here’s a better view of the fabric (Michael Miller It’s A Boy Thing Bicycles) which, by the way, is still available in several colors:
bicycle Simplicity 1577 bodice

I have no idea why “It’s A Boy Thing,” but I do know that when I wear this dress while actually riding a bicycle, I get lots of friendly waves from little kids. (And if you do not wave back to small children who wave at you when you are riding a bicycle, well, that’s between you and your total lack of joie de vivre.)

The zipper on this one is a strong B:
bicycle Simplicity 1577 zipper

And the back:
bicycle Simplicity 1577 back

This is another Simplicity 1577, of course, and I hope you’re not tired of these yet as there’s a whole bunch more a’comin. I didn’t remember until I started sorting out dresses for photographing 1) how many of these I’ve made and 2) how nicely it works in quilting cotton. There may be some stashbusting sewing coming up, now that this has been brought forcefully to mind.



9 thoughts on “The Hundred Dresses: Day 22

  1. I have that exact same fabric! Does that make me cool be extension? No, probably not. Mine isn’t a dress either.

    That is a great dress, the print and the execution and the bicycle riding, awesome.

    The only other reason for not waving would be that you can’t ride one handed at that point.


  2. I love that you make dresses of quilting cotton. Some sites I go to make me feel like I should be embarrassed to be doing that. But I’m not. Quilting cotton dresses are awesome.


  3. […] First up, congratulations to our founder, Erin McKean, on the publication of her latest book, The Hundred Dresses: The Most Iconic Styles of Our Time. Over on her blog, Dress a Day, Erin is blogging every day for 100 consecutive days. She is currently on Day 22. […]


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