UFrOcktober take 1 - the parrot dress
Added Oct 18, 2013
Halifax, United ...
Earlier this year I became obsessed with finding a bird print fabric, so when I received a gift certificate for the Fabric Godmother I immediately looked at their animal print fabrics to see if there was anything suitable. This particular fabric caught my eye – how could it not? It is the very definition of “eye-catching”. However, I could not decide if it would just be too busy for me, but eventually – after much deliberation I went ahead and purchased some.
I’d always wanted the bird print for a long sleeved Elisalex, so that is what I made. I took a bit off the sides of the skirt and I used a 22" invisible zipper instead of the full length exposed zipper in the instructions, but aside from that I just followed the pattern and made it in a straight up size 16/12. I love this pattern. I find it goes together really easily, and the results are always classy (well, as classy as you can be when you’re covered in parrots!)
You can see more pics and read more ramblings over at my blog