The Winter Tulip Dress

Before the Moths or Butterflies dress, there was this one.  My second to the last personal make of 2017, and I am calling it the Winter Tulip dress.  I think it’s my most favorite make of last year.

It’s another Marilyn and the fabric is this beautiful rayon from Cotton and Steel.  I had posted a fabric picture before of the other color way I wanted to get, but when it came time to order, I changed my mind and got the blue one instead.  I  splurged too and bought a whole five yards.  I have another dress cut out from the material just waiting to be sewn together.  I haven’t decided if I will add it to the Etsy shop once it’s done or keep it for myself.  It’s a different style, but I am a bit hesitant about selling it because it is rayon.  It will shrink some.

In fact, the fiber content scared me a little.  I’d wanted to get Cotton and Steel rayon before, but the care instructions say to dry clean.  I occasionally stalk the #cottonandsteel makes hashtag on Instagram and have come across a few ladies that have bought this and made something from it.  I asked one person how she washed it.  When she told me in cold water, I ordered mine right away.  I also ordered some rayon care tags for the dresses that I might sell from the left over fabric.  I didn’t wash the material before I made this one and it did shrink some.  My Red Pineapple dress is rayon and I find when I cool iron it, it stretches out a bit.  I didn’t have time to iron this dress because, look guys, there’s snow everywhere!  But even without an ironing, it fits alright.

My guy suggested I go take dress pictures in the snow.  I am a step ahead of you, I told him, cause that’s what I was already going to do.  I dressed up just for the pictures this day, but I have already worn the dress before this and absolutely love it!

I may or may not end up with two Winter Tulip dresses of my own, and I guess only time will tell.  I do also still want to get this print in the other color way.  Maybe I’ll end up with three tulip dresses.

Thanks for reading!

Outfit details:  Fabric – Cotton + Steel Magic Forest Tulips in Navy || Sweater – Clearance Kohl’s || Boots – North Face Bridgeton (blogged here) || Tights – fleece lined from Maurice’s

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