Friends, if you had Rainbow Brite sheets hanging around your house, wouldn't you make a dress as well?
For the pattern I used McCalls 5113 for the top and Vogue 8701 for the skirt. Now, since these sheets had seen a lot of love from me when I was growing up, they definitely needed to be flat-lined with some super soft cotton. I added piping around the sweetheart neckline and an orange fabric sash to bring out more of the rainbow.
While I really like the idea of this dress, there is going to need to be some tweaking before it gets worn this summer. The waist seems to be a bit lower than I would like, so it may need to be adjusted, especially in the back. Other than that, I would love to wear this on our summer vacation this year. Can't you see me riding around on a carousel in this number?
This dress has been done for about three days, but Rob and I have been busting our butts to get the place before Mama and Papa Grand come this weekend. I am so super stoked because I bought my amazing parents the BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVER. I have to give it to them this weekend so they have time to finalize their travel arrangements. I gave them dates and location already so they could get the airfare together, but they do not know the "why."
Seriously love me some Rainbow Brite. This will be worn often once it is fixed. I think one of the best things about sewing and creating your own clothes is that almost every piece is a complete original. If I ever see someone running around with shoulderpads as a hat, or doodles on their bodice, or a Rainbow Brite dress, I might pass out from shock.
Friends, I hope you are having a fantastic night where you are, and stay warm if you can!!