Jennifer Lauren and her amazing Christmas Dress. Upon seeing it I drooled all over the keyboard and then plotted to make one of my own.
That must have made Ann, over at Gorgeous Fabrics, spider senses tingle. She went and posted the perfect fabric for this type of dress, a giant floral boarder print. The print starts out as kind of like a multi-colored polka dot that gradually morphs into poppies and foliage. YES, YES, YES, take my money!
After playing around with the pattern pieces, I could see that after cutting the skirt some of the large floral area would still be left. I could also cut the bodice upside down on the print, to get some of the smaller flowers in the shoulder area. Then a few large flowers could be cut out and appliqued to the bodice. This crazy plan might just might work!
I cut the skirt and bodice pieces as planed and then used the lighter print area for all the pieces that wouldn't show. Except for the one side of the pocket bag, they needed to blend nicely in with the skirt. See my brain was working on that day.
When it came time to attach the flowers on inspiration struck. I had some left over beads in my craft supplies, why not use those to hide the hand stitching? Get out the needles, cause we've got some beading to do. Who am I doing all this hand work? Frog hand me some chocolate, I think these poppies must be making me a little high.
Oh sweet, I think those shoes finally made all of you pass out. Frog, plan "Rudy Slipper" is a go! Start filling the shoe boxes. Muhaa haaa! You didn't know I was the wicked witch did you? My color correcting and my new nose totally had you fooled. "I'll get you my pretties and all your little shoes too." Then I'll instagram my new ensembles, I'm not a monster after all.