Ah, sweet, sweet love …. or not. For those of you in relationships, first dates are a thing of your past, but for those of use who are single, it’s a present reality.
A week or two ago I went on a first date which has since led nowhere. But that night, I fretted over what to wear because a good date starts with good presentation. While casting about my wardrobe for an outfit, my Boohoo copy caught my eye and I had a good chuckle. It would certainly be theme appropriate, but on a first date? Maybe a bit much.
However, it’s a perfect birthday dress … :) I debuted it last month, on my celebratory trip to Montreal. I loved it! I felt very “me”, pretty, comfortable, ready to take on the world.
This was my second go ’round with Butterick B6041, and I had visual inspiration in the form of the Boohoo dress above. What I didn’t account for was not having enough fabric width to cut this pattern as-is. Oops! I opted to piece the back and make the seams a design feature. Another design feature was replacing the front placket with a zipper, and the neckband with a ribbon sewn to the RS. I shortened the skirt by making a 1 3/4″ hem, and repeated the design feature of the upper back seam on the armscye seams.
I had a great day, from a pancake breakfast, through midday fabric shopping, to the sweet ending of a 2+ hour concert by my husband’s band. I retired to my Airbnb room a bit muddy and very pleased, looking forward to a new year of life.
Belt: 7 Fox
Necklace: Pour Elle (?)