I found this cute ballerina border print down in Chinatown yesterday and was so excited by a fabric ballerina-y enough for my daughter but not nausea-inducing for me that I said Why Not and purchased it without a second thought.
At first I figured I'd just make a simple a-line dress to show off the cute border. But then I thought, hey, Why Not use up the full meter and a half and make a full skirt?
Then I thought, well, Why Not make pleats instead of gathers?
And instead of sewing the skirt and bodice together the normal way, Why Not do an exposed rolled serged hem covered with fabric harvested from the border?
And for the closure, instead of an easy button & loop, Why Not do a zipper? And while I'm at it, Why Not use one of my fancy exposed zippers?
And even though I didn't start sewing til 9 pm, Why Not stay up til 1 am to get this finished*?
And since I sewed past midnight, Why Not let this one count as Days 3 & 4, since I didn't get anything done today?
*I didn't actually get it done. I got everything but the hem done and went to bed. I don't know why, but that was my limit. Also, I can't really decide which way to finish the zipper. Is there a rule for exposed zips? I think I've made up my mind from seeing these pictures, but I'll let you guys weigh in first.