When you read this, I’ll already be in Budapest, it is probably going to be very hot, and I’m going to be wearing this dress:
You cannot imagine how much I’m looking forward to seeing my favourite city in the world again & meeting good old friends & eating palacsinta and csokitorta & basking in the beauty that is Budapest. Yes, I’m in love with that city, sososo much. <3 But I digress! Back to the dress. Of course I have to look my very best for this special occasion! I’ve been thinking for a while that I’m bored with my usual colour scheme of red, blue or purple and needed to go outside my comfort zone.
This orange fabric seemed absolutely perfect for that objective, because I never wear orange. I don’t know why, it’s such a bright, happy colour! Perfect for summer in Budapest. (Bonus points: polka dots! You can never have enough dresses with polka dots, right?)
So I whipped up this little number – the pattern would be rather easy if it weren’t for the fitting issues. It’s definitely drafted for teenage girls. I made two dresses way back when I didn’t have quite as much womanly curves, so to speak, and I don’t fit in them anymore because now I have boobs. Bummer! (Not really.) I had to cut the top in size 40 instead of 36 like my old dresses; I used the old skirt pattern pieces, which turned out to make the whole thing a lot more complicated than imagined. But after a lot of tweaking with darts to make the top line up with the skirt, here it is: My out of my comfort zone orange summer dress for Budapest. Yay!
Now excuse while I go squee over going to Budapest. It’s been one and a half years, my love, but we’ll finally see each other again!