Flamboyant Flamingoes

The Birthday Dress – I may no longer be in the prime of youth and my figure may be more rubenesque than I would like┬ábut that does not mean that I can’t enjoy a frivolous print dress! Based on the bodice of the Prima shift, this is version 48 with a box pleated skirt and centre back zip that I know that I will enjoy wearing. Once again I have piped the neckline and self-lined cap sleeves with a light green cotton just to add a finishing touch. This time I managed to cut two side seam pockets by using an odd scrap of plain cotton for the pocket facings.

front view

Next on the sewing timetable is another version of this style dress using the charming Blue background floral print cotton that I bought in Hunstanton. I plan to make pin tucks in the front bodice, gather the skirt and make tulip sleeves. Wish me luck!

hunstanton floral

Hunstanton Floral Print Cotton