Today my mom and I headed out to poke around the "World Wide Antique & Vintage Show" at the Denver Merchandise Market downtown. More about the market tomorrow, for now let us admire the flowering trees before it snows again and all the blooms fall off! Until that fateful day (and this is Colorado folks, it will probably happen) we can admire the bright pinks and soft whites of the many blooming trees around town. We stopped by the local public gardens (along the nearby river) to see how spring was coming along and to take a few snaps of my new gingham dress!
I spent Wednesday making this dress. I had bought the fabric ages ago just off of Holloway road in London. Incidentally, many of you may know of the repro brand Vivien of Holloway which is also on Holloway road in London, and I lived just a few blocks up the road while I was studying abroad. I stopped in many times to admire the pretties, though I never had enough pennies to indulge. Anyway...there was also this little fabric shop I frequented to buy muslin for draping class and one day I bought a few yards of this lovely lightweight polyester gingham. It has a nice crisp weight to it and a slight sheen. I modified my basic dress pattern, adding the little kimono sleeves from my blouse pattern. I really like how the dress came out and I can't wait to wear it with different accessories!
I hope you all are having a lovely weekend!
|Dress: Made by me|
Hat: Made by me
Necklace and Earrings: Vintage (etsy)