For some reason (can’t think why) this fabric reminds me of ticker-tape parades:
It is, as you may have already guessed, another Simplicity 2389 bodice with a Heidi skirt. It’s a slightly grabby fabric — you can see it’s hitching a little on my dress form. Either that, or the center front seam is a little wobbly (also possible).
I made ZERO attempt to match the print, as I’m sure you can tell. I’m not sure if the fat self.jpgping shows up all that well in the above picture, but it’s there.
Oh wait, here it is:
And here you can see it (maybe?) on the pocket:
And the other pocket (and the zipper):
And the back:
The fabric is some silk-cotton Marc Jacobs that I bought ages ago — I bought it in bright orange, too. I think I photographed the wrong side but whatevs:
I do love silk-cotton when I can get it; it’s all the best parts of cotton and silk — easy to sew with like cotton and fancy like silk.
If you want to see me wearing it, you can do so here.
7 thoughts on “Everyone loves a parade”
Very pretty! Nice print!
To be honest, I wasn’t very impressed with the pictures on the dress form. It’s a well-made dress in a fairly busy fabric… But it looks SO much better on. That picture makes me understand this fabric for this pattern
The orange print looks lovely, but I could never wear it. However the pink 0n black is a combination I wear frequently. Love the print. The pattern is bold enough to disguise the self-piping.
I should see if I can find some cotton-silk fabric.
So pretty! I love silk-cotton too, it feels so luxurious on.
I love the “re-use” of older clothing!
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