Oh, no, not another ESP dress!
Yep…. I’m stuck in a rut, but a glorious rut it is… one where I can sew a dress in a day of any novelty fabric that I fancy. No. I can’t get enough of this dress!Yes, my friends, my fourth Decades Everyday ESP Dress. No difference here, really, than the others in design or alterations. I did add cotton batiste slip lining, but no radical changes. A pattern like this doesn’t need fixing.
My fabric is a Japanese Kokka cotton voile in black from Hart’s Fabrics. It also originally came in a teal and pink. It’s described as a French Bulldog print, but some of the dogs definitely look like Boston Terriers, and being a Boston fancier, of course I had to have it. That and POLKA DOTS. Who could resist?
Perhaps you’re also wondering what the term “brachycephalic” means. It’s basically the term for dog breeds that are short nosed and flat faced. Bostons and Frenchies being descendants of English Bulldogs are two such breeds. I have two Bostons and my parents have a Boston and a Frenchie, so yep, I come from a family of brachy dog lovers.
I’ve had this fabric for a while now and it’s been waiting in the wings to made into a dress. The perfect time to make it of course was for the Crazy Dog Lady Challenge! Yes, I finished my dog lady sewing! Or at least part of it…. It’s been very warm here in NorCal lately and I have no aspirations to sew either my Rigel Bomber nor a flannel nightie and I’m doubtful the dogs want to be swathed in flannel pj’s when it’s 70 degrees outside.
I really can’t tell you how much I love this dress! To be wearing a dress that shows my love and affection for my dogs is like a dream! Especially when one features dogs that resemble my own fur kids! Plus my fur bros! Yes…. I’m that crazy dog lady…..
P.S. I think I’m going to have to design my own Border Collie fabric in order to wear a BC dress….
Happy Dog Sewing!
- Dress: Decades Everyday ESP Dress in black/white Japanese Kokka cotton voile, made by me
- Brooch: Luxulite
- Belt: Amazon
- Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens Heart Sandals