this is what compromise looks like

remember my post awhile back about the bee’s requirements for clothing? since that conversation i’ve been making a real effort to compromise, and i think we’re both happier for it!

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i fell in love with this fabric combination, but was seriously worried that the bee would not like the blue because it is dark. but she loves it too!

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i think mostly because it “goes down, then out.” it’s very good for twirling and dancing.

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with pockets,

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and a sweet pink lining.

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for my part, i think i did a lovely job of matching up the gingham. on this shoulder at least. let’s just pretend the other one looks as nice, shall we?

i’ve been a bit obsessed with gingham, well, for ever really. but lately i’ve wanted to combine it with all sorts of things. i made this dress as sort of a trial run for four (FOUR!) flower girl dresses that i will be making for my sister-in-laws late august wedding. i really want to combine gingham and tulle, and this pattern is a contender. however i’m not in love with the fully-lined and invisible zipper parts. i’m thinking of only lining the bodice and trying an exposed zipper, if that’s an easier.

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4 responses to “this is what compromise looks like

  1. holly it’s fantastic! and I think this would make lovely flower girl dresses too. nice work!!!

  2. This is such a great dress!!Gingham is so wonderful. I have a new collection of gingham inspired fabrics coming out later this summer.I can’t wait to share them with you!I hope you had a great birthday. I miss you and am glad we stay in touch on social media. xo Brittany

    Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:11:29 +0000 To: stillmeadowmom@live.com

    • sometimes i feel like such a phony, being a trained textile designer and loving gingham and polka dots so hard. but you can’t beat a classic!
      i’m excited to see your new collection! you make me want to get back into it…

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