Dresses: Day 42

Happy Bastille Day! Here, have an Eiffel Tower dress:

I really like the scale of this print:

I had some blue and white piping that matched perfectly, so I thought: why not?

The buttons are from a swap that put together in Chicago before I moved away:

Here’s the zipper, not bad!

The pockets obviously needed the same piping as the sleeves, right?

And the back view:

This is Butterick 7504, which I was SURE I had posted before, but no dice:


I love this illustration, I think of Print Dress and Blue Dress as members of the notorious West Side Wimmin gang, and Gray Dress With Hat is their mouthpiece. I wish I could stand like this normally — hip cocked, head cocked, hand in pocket, fist on hip: a posture that says “I’m ready for a fight!”  if there ever was one. (Of course, if I did stand like this normally, I imagine I would have more neck and back issues than I would like to have, so perhaps it’s better that I’m not always in “spoiling for a fight” stance.)

This is the first time I’ve made this entire pattern — I used the skirt pieces (those pockets are SO NICE) for . (Which will show up in the Hundred Dresses countdown eventually).

10 thoughts on “Dresses: Day 42

  1. Que belle robe!

    Beautifully executed, uh, no… beautifully made! no really, it is, I have pun disease.

    I admire this dress greatly, I’m just a teensy bit disappointed that you didn’t have a dress to mark Life, the Universe and Everything, for this point in the countdown. Countup?


  2. I love this dress, and its piping, too, but I especially love reading your thoughts on pattern illustrations! I wouldn’t want to meet any of these women in a dark aisle of the fabric store, or get into a rumble at the remnants bin, for that matter. I’d imagine that stance could disperse the line at the cutting counter in 60 seconds flat…


  3. I love the fabric and the dress. For awhile, I was collecting Eiffel tower prints but I don’t think I have this one. I was going to make a themed quilt but it never happened.


  4. I also collect Eiffel tower prints have this fabric with the matching Fleur de Lys print. I LOVE what you’ve done with yours! I’d never thought to do it as a shirtwaist, but this really works. And the piping and buttons are the perfect finishing touch. One of my faves from the countdown!


  5. […] The bodice is Butterick 6820, but I can’t remember what the skirt was (other than not Butterick 6820). It’s a good skirt, though, so I should figure it out … I think it’s the same skirt as from the Eiffel Tower dress. […]


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