On Parade by Sarah Jane for Michael Miller must be one of the cutest fabrics ever designed. I bought some of it last year in this shop and counted the months until it was finally time to make a summer’s dress out of it.
Because the design of the fabric is so amazing, I (1) wanted to use a very simple pattern – no ruffles, puff sleeves, or other details that would distract attention from the gorgeous fabric (2) I did not want to combine it with other fabrics. I knew that combining it with pink or blue fabric would only make this classy fabric look cheap.
For the top, I used this pattern. For the bottom part, I used one rectangle of the fabric; not my regular way of working, but it allowed me to “close” the parade without any overlap.
I actually made the dress a couple of weeks ago already, but was waiting for some nice weather to take good pictures. Yesterday, I gave up – took Norah outside for some snapshots, and used Pixlr to deal with the grey weather. Guess I should have photoshopped the raindrops on the tiles too?