Anthropologie put out this dress about two years ago and I loved it and knew I wanted to use aspects of it in a version of my own.
I loved the navy and cream, the pintucks and lace down the front. I didn’t like the lack of sleeves and I wanted more fullness in the skirt. So I found a pattern I could alter, bought my fabric, washed it and got ready to lay it out. Then my husband got a new job and our life got turned upside down between selling and buying houses, and moving our kids to a new area and new schools so this project has been sitting in a box in the basement sadly neglected. Fast forward to this month and the pattern review mini wardrobe challenge. My plan included two tops, a pair of jeans and a yellow skirt all to match an existing yellow cardigan I currently own (see design board here). A very helpful comment posted by you lovely sewing bloggers out there pointed out that a yellow skirt and yellow cardigan might be a tad bit too much yellow. So after thinking about it and deciding I wasn’t interested in doing a Big Bird impersonation I realized this dress would fit in with my plans perfectly and would be much more fun to make and own than a yellow skirt. Plus I already own everything, yay stashbusting! So I started with Simplicity 5795 which I just discovered is no longer in print. I changed the neckline and added pintucks on the bodice and the hem and some little ruffles to the sleeves.
Here is a pic with the yellow cardigan for the mini wardrobe contest.
This is the “Just Like Honey Heel” from Mod Cloth and it is of course out of stock.