Added Oct 11, 2013
Back in summer, I went to Budapest for two weeks, which happens to be my favourite city of all times. Of course I had to look my very best for this special occasion! I had been thinking for a while that I was bored with my usual colour scheme of red, blue or purple and needed to go outside my comfort zone. This orange fabric seemed absolutely perfect for that objective, because I never wear orange. I don’t know why, it’s such a bright, happy colour! Perfect for summer in Budapest. (Bonus points: polka dots! You can never have enough dresses with polka dots, right?)
So I whipped up this little number – the pattern would be rather easy if it weren’t for the fitting issues. It’s definitely drafted for teenage girls. I made two dresses way back when I didn’t have quite as much womanly curves, so to speak, and I don’t fit in them anymore because now I have boobs. Bummer! (Not really.) I had to cut the top in size 40 instead of 36 like my old dresses; I used the old skirt pattern pieces, which turned out to make the whole thing a lot more complicated than imagined. But after a lot of tweaking with darts to make the top line up with the skirt, here it is: My out of my comfort zone orange summer dress for Budapest. I wrote it twice in those two weeks and it really was perfect.
Pattern: Korsagenkleid – 50er-Jahre-Look
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