another version of the Butterick 5454 wrap dress. It is such a quick pattern. I did shorten the bodice a little on this one. I helped a friend make a wrap dress so this is the 3rd time for this pattern...it is unlike me to get economical with patterns, but I wanted a more wash 'n wear version of this dress.
The fabric is a viscose knit from Tessuti. The graphic print is a bit of a change for me. I almost feel like I got dressed from somebody else's wardrobe. A photographer friend told me that the fabric would be hard to photograph. It is a bit hard to tell, but the "balls" are all black and white striped. (BTW Tessuti have Liberty knits in...I didn't even know that Liberty made knits. Check them out.)
I am wearing the dress over some pants I made before I started blogging. The pattern is Vogue alice + olivia 2907. I made the version with side tabs and buttons, which look great, but nobody has ever seen them because I don't tuck my shirts in. I remember being quite excited when I found the fabric. I had previously purchased a brown pinstripe denim from Kerryn's fabric world for $30/m. On holidays in Adelaide, I found the same fabric in charcoal for $6/m. Worth the bunfight it took to go fabric shopping!
Anyway, must dash off to work now, in my new dress.