Ladies, gentlemen, technologically inclined marmots- I wish to bring you to the world of Meh Dress.
Meh Dress is not a horrible dress. It has done nothing to offend me. It hasn’t called me at 3:00am asking for a ride home after getting kicked out of an Irish pub for talking smack to some bikers. Heck, it hasn’t even eaten cauliflower in my general vicinity.
But it is still meh.
I used the same pattern as the awesome psychedelic Peony from late last year and the only amendment I made was to add some length. I’m sassy like that!
Construction went smoothly as this pattern felt familiar and comfy. Thanks Colette Patterns! Heck, I even managed to get under stitching working on the collar for the first time!
I also decided to mix things up a bit (I’m crazy like that!) with some epic pocket fabric. I even managed to cut this so the tiny weasel(?) head is right at the edge of the pocket. I’m not sure why but this totally appeals to me…
I had originally intended to make the sash in a buttercup yellow but I just wasn’t feeling it last night when I went to cut fabric. Instead I trawled through my stash and uncovered some epic dove grey and white polka dot material. I was worried about making the gathered sash as it would ruin the look of the epic spots. Instead I went with Tilly and the Buttons’ bow belt tutorial. It took me a little while but I got it working and I adore the result!
Overall, I think it is the belt and pockets that make this number but that, in itself, is not a bad thing! Meh Dress and I are cool- I’ll still take for a jaunt around work. Though if it starts calling me at 3:00am asking for a ride home things may change…
And really, who can say no to a polka dot bow belt? Anyone?