New dress!

I showed a little sneak peek of this dress on Instagram (@kaitcetera, follow me!) a few days ago with the promise of showing it off and here it is!

I felt beyond silly taking pictures of myself (my face was too embarrassing to show!) and they don’t do the dress justice.  It’s the coffee date dress (a free pattern!) from BurdaStyle that I started probably two and a half years ago.  The fabric I used was from stash and it was hard to cut out accurately and the instructions seemed incomplete to me (at the time, at least).  I had the bodice almost completed and the skirt pieces sewn together so when I pulled it out a few days ago, I realized how little was left to do and sewed it right up.  And wouldn’t you know, it’s my new favorite dress!

I fudged the neckline facing and didn’t trim the length before I hemmed it, but what I’m really proud of is the zipper.  It really is invisible!  I hardly tried to match up the seams but it’s almost perfect!I’m definitely going to make this pattern again (perhaps without the ruffle, maybe add a waistband and pockets); I love the way it fits.  I might even use the Bryant Park poppies I just got!

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