A Bird on the Dress…

15 Nov

Here is my latest creation (It’s alive! It’s aliiiive! Raucousevil laughter). No more seriously though, it’s chickens. And roosters.  Here is a close-up.

This is correct; not only do I own a dress festooned with poultry, I went to thetrouble of making it myself. This somehow seems worse to me. It is one thing to purchase a poultry garment on an impulse. Sometime let me introduce you to my camouflage,leopard print, bustier, bubble skirted, mini dress that I bought at Forever 21at 1am. And also, Forever 21 we need to chat because do you why other stores are not open until 2am? So people don’t get drunk, wander into Times Square and purchase things they will later come to regret. Or do you know this already? Is that why  I can always find something I want in the ‘inexplicably weird stuff section’ because that section was created specifically for the sloshed? I will
learn your secrets, Forever 21, mark my words.  Anyway, what was I talking about? Right, poultry. I love this dress. I think this is the first thing I have made in a really long time that I have been completely happy with. Not that it’s perfect, it’s just so me. And I really like this pattern, so get ready to see many versions of this dress. The next one will be black sale Halloween fabric with glow-in-the-dark eyes. And yes, people stare at me on the Skytrain, and no, it doesn’t bother me.

And now a completely unrelated picture of my cat, Furnando.

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9 Responses to “A Bird on the Dress…”

  1. Miss Crayola Creepy November 15, 2011 at 12:04 pm #

    I love that fabric and that cat is cute!

  2. lemur178 November 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm #

    Very pretty dress – but then I would say that as I too have a thing about retro chicken prints (and own this particular one in a different colourway which I’m very much looking forward to turning into a dress someday soon). Nice to see how well it works and how wearable it is!

  3. mujerboricua November 16, 2011 at 9:35 am #

    This fabric is beyond adorable. Add the sweet dress pattern and you have a star garment. Ugh. So darn cute.

  4. Justine November 18, 2011 at 10:22 am #

    I am in love with everything about your dress!I was wondering if you bought that fabric new and where you got it so I could buy some too? Also would you like to post this over at my linky party Saturday Sew & Tell tomorrow at Sew Country Chick ?

    • usernamealreadyexsists November 18, 2011 at 9:26 pm #

      Thanks so much! The fabric is by Alexander Henry and it might be called ‘farmyard’. I originally saw it at Elegant Fabrics in New York but then bought it for a much more reasonable price on Etsy. I cant seem to find the seller’s name in my account but searching ‘alexander henry rooster fabric’ should work. I did buy it last spring though so hopefully you can still find some. You have a very cute blog and I would love to post on it tomorrow. Good luck finding the fabric!

  5. Jamie November 20, 2011 at 2:01 am #

    I love the fabric, and the dress looks absolutely wonderful!

  6. Alyssa January 13, 2012 at 5:05 pm #

    I have to ask what is the pattern is for this dress!! I love it!! & your eye fabric dress! Plus that poultry fabric is fab!!!

    • usernamealreadyexsists January 13, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

      Thank you kindly, the pattern is one I drafted myself which I know isn’t very helpful. I have had a couple people ask about the pattern though so I have been keeping an eye out for a similar one on the market. If i find one I’ll let you know. There is also always vintage pattern wiki. Good luck 🙂

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