Oh my gosh, do you know that Valentine's Day is only 2 weeks away? Weather aside, this is one of my favorite times of year. My birthday and Lincoln's birthday are only a day apart, and Lincoln is a huge deal in Illinois, where I live. Our state slogan, after all, is "the Land of Lincoln". Then, right after "our" birthdays, it's Valentine's day.
Chocolate, flowers, birthday cake, Lincoln, amethyst, Aquarians....it's all so good.
So, it follows that during this time of year, I am all about hearts and anything pink or red. Last week, my 4-H sewing club made these adorable heart pot holders from aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com
And the meeting before that we made these sweet heart hand warmers, filled with rice, and scented with peppermint oil, courtesy of patchworkposse.com:
So, I had to also make something pink for me! Wait, go grab your sunglasses before you scroll any further. You are going to need them.
Softly Pleated Dress. Last week, I blogged about the Pretty Peplum Top, also from Pamela's Patterns, to give you more information about Pamela and her pattern line.
Wow! Talk about pink It seems that people either love pink or hate pink. I think it has to do with the association with pre-teen girls, Barbie, and generally being frilly. If you can take those associations away from it though, and just view it as a color, it's very versatile. Just look at nature- she throws pink around everywhere in the flower world! I really love it when guys wear pink. I think a man in a pink shirt is super sexy. It says "I'm confident enough in my masculinity, that I don't care what anybody says; I'm going to wear pink".
All that said, this particular pink in this particular dress was too much pink for me. So, I had to shorten it to a tunic length.
The pattern has a square neckline binding, which was the first time I'd tried that with a knit. Here is a peek at the inside, where you can see, you just form tiny darts at the corners. My fabric's a little thick, but if your fabric was thinner, you could press them flat.
How about you? Are you sewing anything fun for February? How do you feel about the color pink?