I’ve seen lots of bloggers sew cherry prints. Every time I’ve been to my local fabric shop I see lovely fabrics with a cherry print. The only reason I haven’t bought the lovely cherries fabric is that it is a cherry print on a white fabric. I live in the UK – we really don’t have much of a summer – and I would very, very rarely want to wear a white cherry print dress. However a couple of weeks ago, whilst browsing in my local fabric shop, I spotted a cherry print on black fabric (apparently Mr RTS had noticed this fabric on more than one occasion but he didn’t think to point it out because I rarely buy dark print cotton – I’m not sure whether I should be annoyed that he didn’t point out the cherry print – or impressed that he knows I rarely buy dark print cotton – I’m going with the latter ).
Anyway, I have a TNT dress pattern for a cotton print so I bought enough fabric and made a dress – the time between purchase of fabric and wearing the dress was six days. I really need more TNT patterns!
Simplicity 2888 in a cherry on black print:
I don’t think I’ve mentioned this pattern before, because my previous makes were pre-blog. I’ve made it three times before for myself (one slightly too small muslin, one slightly too big muslin that I wear anyway, and one version I wear any time the weather is warm enough). I’ve also made one for my Mum, that I hope she wears sometimes.
I did get some photos of me wearing this dress, out in the world. Our city’s theatre had an open day this past weekend and I wore this dress.
Me and Mr RTS with a Tardis:
and with a Dalek (and yes, he did ask “What was I touching? when he saw the photo :
With a prop harp:
In a fairytale coach:
My Mum (right) and Mother-in-Law (left) know the correct way to touch a dalek
The dress is supposed to have a self-coloured belt, but I have cut the piped belt from Simplicity 2174 and it’s just waiting to be sewn. I cut the dress out last Tuesday, thinking I would get around to sewing it during the week, but ended up sewing it on Friday evening. The belt had to wait… and is still waiting.