I’m actually done….

with the Orquidea Dress (which apparently means ‘orchid’ in Spanish). And, it is now sold out from Anthropologie.  I made the dress and re-drafted a clean version of the pattern for my final this weekend.

Navy blue is as bad as black for photographing color. I’m going to have to wait until it’s consistently not raining and warm to take pictures outside. In the meantime, this blurry half dress will have to do. I really just wanted to show the lining, dress, ruffle color combo. Mmmmmm. Polka dots.

Before a I forget, special thanks to Marji for her help analyizing the dress and Ann for some brilliant help on the wonky hem. But, more on that when I do an actual reveal.

Guess what? I leave for Portland on Thursday morning!


    • Me too! Me too! Love the concept and how can you NOT love that polka-dot lining? It made me smile BIG. 😉

  1. Are you bringing the dress to Portland? Can’t wait to see you — and the dress, if it attends with you 😉 What a beautiful piece of art and artistry. Great work!

    • Sadly, no. I’m not going to have it back from the instructor until next week 😦

  2. Have a safe trip here (Portland). It’s going to be a great weekend and everything is 35% off at Fabric Depot!!! And a day picking Pati Palmer’s brain? Sewing bliss!

  3. Looks good! I can’t help but think that I’ve seen that lining fabric somewhere . . .

  4. Oh, don’t you love it? I do! I’m really liking navy, red and white right now and this is so, so cute. Congratulations!

  5. I’m so glad you kept the striped ruffle! Did you intend to do it all along, or did you just grab the first thing that came out of the scrap bag and end up loving the muslin?? Love the dots too. Have a good trip!

  6. I admit, I had trouble visualizing how this dress would work when you starting blogging about it, but I have to admit that after seeing the fabric selection (colors and patterns), I’m excited to see the full picture. I like the combination of the dots and the stripes–very fun. 🙂

    Rose in Symmetry Valley

  7. The dress looks great, from what I can see. You tease!
    And enjoy Portland! Major envy here.

  8. It looks fantastic. I can’t wait for you to have the opportunity to take more pictures.
    Love the polka dot lining!
    Your instructor had better like it. 😉

  9. Such a tease! From the sneak peek the dress looks gorgeous. I’ve got that same lining in my stash too!

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