So we're riding around in the car last week, while geocaching. The kids are in the back watching Where the Red Fern Grows (courtesy of Netfix) and I keep thinking about the mother's dress in the movie. Now, the movie takes place during the Depression, if I remember correctly, so it's not "pioneer" times, but still.
So, anyway, I'm thinking about her dress and looking at the bland, dead, wintry landscape (it was overcast and ugly that day, too) and I decided I should make a dress just like the mother's, inspired by the great outdoors. Except, when I got home, I realized I don't have any patterns like that. And there wasn't enough of the vintage brown floral fabric I wanted to use, that reminded me of the brown landscape. I dug through my vintage fabric jackpot and found this red calico:
Or maybe it's deep orange. I can't really tell.
The dress itself is another Simplicity 3835. It had been awhile since I last made one. I used the shirt style dress with the elastic neck. Added the darts in the back. Cut the back in one piece (on the fold). Just like in the past, but for this winter dress, I chose the longer sleeve, no elastic/no tie option.
I can't tell if it's rockin' or if I'm losing my mind... I guess if I wear it to church and the girls hate it, I'll know.