Yup, the circus is in town.
Okay, or maybe I could just not control myself when I saw this mask in H&M the other day.
The talented ladies from Pattern Anthology have released their new collection Winter Wonderland -
8 great patterns - most of them unisex - and they have invited me on their tour. Yay!
Over 40 bloggers are invited showing posts in four categories such as kids style, sibling/holiday shoot, scarf tutorials and pattern remix. Fuuuun! You can always go HERE to their gallery to catch up on all the Winter Wonderland posts. And you really should. Holy smokes some amazing things have been posted already and there is MUCH more to come I can promise you that!
I was so happy when I got the pattern remix category. You know I have this bad habit of remixing patterns anyway so this was right up my alley.
I choose the Amaryllis Dress by Blank Slate Patterns.
I really liked the interesting feature of the wrap and I saw a lot of potential in the relative simple cut.
My initial idea was to make it into an everyday style. And yes of course I was thinking of making it in knit, duh. And it would be AMAZING in knit and I am still planning on doing just that....one day. But I was really not ready for another knit nightmare working with a pattern for woven fabric just yet. Check out THIS post if you have no idea what I am talking about, haha. The dress ended well but the process was, ehhhh let's just call it tedious.
So I started rummaging around in my fabric stash and ahhhh found this soft soft viscose/rayon that I recently bought with a project for myself in mind....ohhhh well, it was too perfect for this project not to use - there went my new dress out the window, ugh.
The fabric have the perfect drape for the full skirt as you can see above.
What did I change from the original pattern?
First of all I skipped to make it reversible. My front and back skirts are only a single layer. The top is still lined though so I could close up the sleeve openings that way. I closed the slit opening in the back and made a front button placket instead. Aaaand a little color block by making a sewn in band around the waist in same width as the tie bands.
I also made the skirt(s) with a bit of a high-low effect.
I closed up the dress a bit in the neck area and I also cut off the 'pointy' shoulders.
Lastly did I decorate the tie bands with this great neon bias tape which I also used to close up the neckline.
My daughter loooved this dress and even though I don't have any photos of it, I can guarantee you that it can twirl - big time!
A closer look at the bow. At some point I was kind of regretting this color combination but then I found this neon bias tape in a drawer and it all worked out - well, at least for me. Ha, I needed more color, moooore color.
And there you have it.
The Amaryllis Dress remixed.
Now don't forget to check out all the other participants, right!
You can buy your own copy of the Pattern Anthology, Winter Wonderland collection HERE.
Thank you so much for inviting me!