Man, Plaidurday sneaks up on me every year. At least I have this to wear today:
This dress is another Frankenstein; the bodice from my old favorite Simplicity 1577, and the skirt from that Australian W3 pattern.
ALMOST matched the plaid at center-front; luckily it’s so abstract:
This fabric is from the wonderful (and sadly, now-closed) Josephine’s Fabrics in Portland.
Enjoy your Plaidurday!
7 thoughts on “Happy Plaidurday!”
That is just wicked, wicked cute. Dots!
Plaid in the Fall makes me very nostalgic about my mom’s sewing habits. She always favored the brown and beige plaid palette. And collars — sometimes Puritan-sized. Your dress evokes warm So Cal falls, the measured life-beats of family and school in the late 50’s/early 60’s, and a mother’s choices for her daughter’s closet.
Jealous of that amazing fabric! Plaid AND polka dots?!? sigh.
Your dress is truly beautiful, though.
Missed Plaidurday !!!!
I’ll be ready for it next year !!!!
I did not know of this day! i will prepare for it next year Love love love your dress!
That ravishing fabric is a lovely choice for the Australian component of the dress – the colours and the dots conjure echoes of the paintings of Aboriginal artists. Perfecto!
Doh! I completely forgot about Plaiderday.