|Dodgy pics due to rushed excitement! Sorry!|
I made this dress to wear to the Big Day Out this year that was headlined by Pearl Jam! So in ode to one of my most favourite bands I decided to grunge it up a little with this plaid in paisley print. At first I was searching for a full plaid print but when I came across this fabric I was pretty happy. It's a nice soft cotton blend and ended up being really nice to wear all day and night while dancing my head off!
I used the Simplicity Lisette pattern 1878 which was a quick and easy pattern to whip up. What made it even easier was that due to the bust size I went with, it ended up so big that I didn't need to put the back zipper in! So essentially it's quite a big sack of a dress. Because the fabric is so soft, pulling it in with a belt was ideal and it's a comfy thing to wear.
Can't have enough Eddie!
Originally I was going to hem the dress with a pearl trim but ran out of time and instead decided to add a pearl button to each sleeve. This worked out great as I pulled up the sleeves which were quite large, and made them a better fit.
The front split kept flopping forward so I just ended up folding them both down. If this fabric was stiffer it would look better I'm sure.
It was an awesome day, and if it really was the last Perth BDO, then it couldn't have been better! Maybe due to the last minute venue change or the lineup (I don't know), there was hardly anyone there! I've never seen a BDO with so little people. This made walking up to the front of every band super easy. Highlights were of course Pearl Jam, Arcade Fire, Grouplove and Kingswood. AMAZING! And I have to say that I didn't feel like one of the oldest there this time!