When Hayley from Welcome to the Mouse House asked me to participate in her Norah Dress pattern tour, I was powerless to resist. That collar! I have a real weakness for patterns with a vintage vibe, and this one really hit the spot. Plus, I love any pattern with a classic, simple shape. This is a dress that will never go out of style.
Of course, the collar is the real show-stopper. A cinched peter pan with ties? I die. When I was cutting the collar pattern piece, the scraps seemed like they would be just the perfect size and shape for a few pockets. They are a bit tight up top, but Ruby can still get her hands inside, and the first thing she did was start loading them with treasures. Plus, the pockets were a way for me to add more pink (at her request).
Fabrics used: main print - Emily Herrick Technicolor in Kryptonite, collar - Essex Yarn Dyed Linen in black, lining - Kona Cotton (not sure of the color).
It wouldn't be a photo shoot without a few tears, right?
No tears were shed about the Norah Dress though. It was a real winner. I can't wait to sew up more versions for my girls (it works for knits, too!) ... let's just say I plan to copy Simple Simon's perfect yellow Norah tunic pretty much point by point.
Thanks, Hayley, for including me in your first pattern tour! I'm a fan.