My Purple Party Dress
I really do heart purple. I don’t heart a lot of colors, at least not for me to wear. I look stupid in most colors and having bright pink hair doesn’t help much, lemme tell you. So I usually stick to black or pink. But purple is just awesome. Purple is happiness! Purple is the taste of blueberries and the sound of galloping ponies. True story!
I got the fabric for a few Euros on the fabric market’s bargain table. It’s super soft and a nice lightweight knit that just screams summer dress. The pattern is from Ottobre Spring/Summer 2009 and I made it on a sewing date with my friends Wollmaus and Lene. Even though Wollmaus’ overlock tried to eat it, it wasn’t much of a challenge. The waterfall neckline is so pretty and yet so easy to make, I was a little confused at first ^^.
The pattern came with a belt, as you can see on the picture I linked above. I didn’t like it too much so I just came up with my own belt design. It’s basically a piece of fake leather, some satin ribbon and a metal skull I harvested from an old pair of shoes. It gives the dress the final goth/punk rock edge I was hoping for.