Without further ado, let's talk about my second dress challenge. It was based on this one from mini boden:
Warm, heavy fabric, jaunty zippers, bold color, simple cut.
Okay, I get that.
Simplicity 2484 seemed like a good fit.
It is perfect for ukelele practice.
Or world discovery.
It even has places to put your stuff.
Aside from wrapping my head around the zipper placement (which wasn't nearly as tricky as I thought it would be), this little dress is pretty simple. I have a a strong track record of attaching my seam binding to the wrong side of arm holes and this one is no exception. I went ahead and left it there for contrast. It works. I might actually even like it better that way.
Pattern, bought on sale for .99
Fabric, bought on sale for $7
Zipper, thrifted, .25
Time: about 1.5 hrs
Boden dress: $54 (w/tax + shipping)
The PPF Challenge dress: $8.24
And mama does the happy dance. Woohoo!
(I also kind of want one in my size.)