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.
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