I'm posting a bit late, but I finished my February project on February 29th. Thankfully this was a leap year, right?
Fabric: Quilting fabric from FM, about $4 a yard
Pattern: Simplicity 4447
Year: Not entirely sure, but I'm guessing late 50s
Notions: 5 buttons
Time to complete: About 8 hours including cutting
First worn: March 1, 2012
Wear again? Definitely! I've already worn it twice!
This dress has been lovingly dubbed by my husband as "The Horse Dress" since it has a western theme. Once I saw it at FM, I fell in love with the vintage-inspired print and knew I had to make something out of it.
This was also my first foray into piping. I think it turned out rather nicely, no?
The hardest part by far was gathering the skirt. This sucker is FULL. Also, I would add an invisible zipper because right now, there is an opening beneath the last button and I am always paranoid that it is going to fly open and show everyone my undies. Other than that, I think this dress turned out fabulous!
On another note, my husband and I had some fun with this shoot!