This is my first proto-type. The back is squared (you can get a peek in the mirror) and it requires no buttons or zippers (and everyone said "Yippy!").
Then I tried a scalloped edge (which I love!). I decided to try the blue Flirt fabric because the bolt hadn't even been unwrapped and it looked lonely. I'm so glad I gave it a chance because I adore it and I love the way it looks against the White Nosegay print. That striped bias is from Tanya Whelan's Barefoot Roses collection and this is why I love striped fabric. It makes the nicest trim when you cut it on the bias.
Then I had to make one with ruffles and I think it turned out really sweet. But of course you would be hard pressed to make something non-sweet with this fabric.
What do you think? One simple pattern with a bunch of options for finishing it?
Oh and I ran across this pattern (Simplicity 3740), which I thought was out of print, (I used it for this teapot outfit too) at Walmart and Joann only the number has been changed to Simplicity 2913 (it's one of their So Easy patterns). I don't know why they do that (I'm curious if anyone knows) but it drives me nuts because you think it's out of print and it's not but if you're looking for it under the old number you're out of luck. Anyway, they've also come out with a very similar version of it under the number Simplicity 4203 (a slight change on the skirt but otherwise the exact same pattern). It's a regular priced pattern which is nice because you can get it for 1.99 when they're on sale. Just an update in case anyone was looking for that particular pattern (I think it's a great, versatile pattern to have).
I hope everyone is having a great weekend!! I'm going to share a super cute (grown up!) skirt I made with a pattern I bought from an independent designer at Quilt Market as soon as I take some pictures. She has brilliant stuff (right now I'm working on a dress she designed ) so be sure to put on socks before you read my next post (so you can have them knocked off!).