Added Jun 14, 2010
I sewed this frock in the spring of ’09. It was the week after we set the clocks forward and got a good taste of spring! Bitter sweet. With highs in the 70s I went out and bought a gorgeous sleeveless dress and wore it everywhere for the next three days. (yes, I wore the same thing, three days in a row) It was that good! After that I decided to sew something a little more….seasonal.
So how did I end up with paper cranes? Well, it’s sort of a ‘six degrees of separation’ thing. Springtime reminds me of Cherry Blossoms. Cherry Blossoms reminds me of Japan. Japan reminds me of origami. Origami reminds me of paper cranes. Thus springtime reminds me of papercranes. Wait. That’s only five. Whatever….
The dress resembles a paper crane with white folds in the front. The tiny ruffles on the sides are delicately frayed the way torn paper looks when it has been folded and ripped. The ruffle lines the folded front then runs all the way along the shoulders to the back.
I was very happy with the skirt. Tea length reminds me of everything modest and clean. Perfect for a picnic in the park, barbeque at the lake or afternoon patio party. Ack, just listing those things make me long for SUMMER!
Brian and I had spent most of the night watching ‘How I Met Your Mother’ while making the paper cranes. Now my only question is what to do with them. They’re so pretty I couldn’t bare to just throw them away. I’m thinking a rotating mobile for Molly’s crib? Or a hanging from a string? Any ideas? But, alas, where to find the time?
The size of the dress is small. It has a 26 inch waist line and a 34 inch bust line but the dress was not tight around the waist. So I would say it could fit up to a 27" or 28". Also, it is very see-through. So you must wear a slip underneath the skirt. If the winner of the giveaway leaves a comment I will also include the striped hair scarf featured in the photos.
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