I’m convinced that I could have a wardrobe full of only polka-dotted items… and be 100% happy! I’ve been on a polka dot spree the past two months, as you can see in the photo.
When I was telling someone about my plans to make a polka-dotted dress, they said that in the past polka dots kind of elude to summertime. But after some research on current fashions, I found that polka dots were not saved for summer this year, which was a huge relief. For a while now, I’ve been planning and dreaming about this dress, which I finally was able to stitch up in two days!
The single disappointment is that I couldn’t find any navy blue with white polka dots in a jersey knit fabric. So I resorted to black, which turned out cute as a button. I also inserted my first official invisible (and successful) zipper. It actually is invisible! Here‘s the link that helped me figure that out. Another first that I celebrated in the making of this dress is drafting and sewing waist darts. I learned some about drafting darts and such here. The bodice is perfectly fitted since I made the darts in the front and the back. It is a very fifties style dress, which I love. Because it has a 1/2 circle skirt, I think it will be lovely to dance in. I probably would have made it a full circle skirt, but that would have doubled my needed amount of fabric! So I am very content with the 1/2.
Tell me what you think and some ideas for where to wear it, even though I will probably wear it most anywhere!