Diva Lady dress - Vogue Patterns V8998 in star-print wax cotton, worn with Red or Dead Lindy Hop shoes
Yes, more star-print fabric - but this time in bright pink and green! I bought this pink colourway of the lovely star-print fabric when Nic and I were in Paris in August. I bought it in Moline and I got the last two metres of it they had. The colour is very obnoxious in real life - bright, fuchsia pink and lime green stars. Obviously I love it. I was also very taken with the selvedge, which I don't think I've seen on any of the other colours I have bought of this fabric:
The selvedges of wax cottons such as this usually have the country of origin or the design number, but I don't think I have seen the description 'best lady' before and it tickled me immensely. Recently, Katie shared this article about wax cottons which is an interesting read - and it's added a few prints to my wishlis - including the colourway of this print that is red stars on a yellow background. One in every colour, lads!
I made basically the same adjustments to this dress as I did to the My Lovely Horse dress, tweaking the bodice slightly so that I had a slightly smaller seam allowance on the princess seams. There's still a bit of wrinkling under my bust but, eh. I think it's fine. I really love this dress and I have worn it quite a few times already. The print has purple in it - you might be able to see it in the photo above, there - so it's made this dress perfect to wear with the latest addition to my glittery shoe collection:
I'm still very taken with the gored skirt that is part of this pattern. I'm not sure that it photographs all that well, but I love the way the side gathers add volume to the skirt. I have since added this skirt to another bodice - I'll have to hope for a day with actual daylight to take some photos of that project. Spoiler: it's more wax cotton. I love it. I'm still not done with this pattern, either. But then, when am I ever done with a pattern, right?
So anyway. That's the Diva Lady dress, and that's me for the evening. I have to go and pack for the next few days, and wrap some presents, and knit. Oh, and A.D. Skinner has left me the bureau credit card for the evening...
I will never get tired of Scully gifs. Not sorry.
Catch you guys next week!