Here’s my little contribution to the Summer Spark Sew-Along, New Look 6048 in cotton. Normally I wouldn’t think of black for a summer creation, but polka dots make everything cooler. The main fabric was from Walmart, and the pink contrast band is a cloth napkin that was in my stash. Love it.
The dress was easy to put together, and the instructions were very clear. This may have been one of the first times I really took the time and care to understitch correctly because New Look’s description seemed easier to follow for me than some previous Simplicitys, Vogues, etc. Or maybe things are just finally clicking. The pleats are adorable and super easy too, and I LOVE the pockets. I did make it a little big because unfortunately that’s how I’ve been rolling lately, cutting too large out of fear of not giving the girls enough room, but I’m inching ever closer to that happy sizing medium.
What’s summer without running through the sprinklers? These may be a little intense though. They’re for the building where I work.
More sparky polka-dotted fun, Boston style. Just got back from a weekend with some childhood friends, where we were fortunate enough to catch a disco cover band playing for the Harborfest celebrations. As I said on Flickr, I’m not drunk, except maybe on Donna Summer grooves. We love dresses that pass the dancing test!
Another pic, from the debut wearing of this dress last week. My friend was so taken by the pink that she felt compelled to put pink impatiens in my hair (“We can’t wait to be in your hair”–sorry, bad impatien joke). We put enough hairspray in it that it held up to two top-down rides and dancing to my boyfriend’s band at a local restaurant. Yea, Aqua Net!
Bonus shot with full accessorization. Polka dotted sunglasses and obscenely awesome Steve Madden hat.