I have been sitting on this cute light blue material dotted with shaving mugs for a long time. I found this material at an antique mall for a deal I could not refuse and scarfed it up as soon as I could. As you can see, or else saw on my Facebook page for The Ugly Dame, I chose a 50s full skirted frock to make this fabric into a wearable garment.
I chose this pattern to use again because I loved the neckline and the sleeve and this is now my new favorite pattern . . .. This also shows that you do not have to have a lot of patterns at your disposal to make a wardrobe but instead a couple good ones will do. . . .Just choose new fabrics, notions, and be creative . . .
Choosing the buttons was the hardest part, I swear! I had three narrowed down from large to small to dark blue to light blue but I chose the small dark blue ones with the clear edges .I wanted a button that would look good as a whole with the dress and instead of buttons that would "pop".
I did have one hairy situation where I cut the skirt a hair too short but I think its still a good length and I did a small baby hem to save as much length as possible. . . Long story short I did shave it a bit close so I made a note on my circle skirt pattern to add lots of length. Tired of the hair puns here? O.k. I''ll stop but it is a shaving mug print dress after all.