I found this novelty print hedgehog fabric completely by chance in my local craft store. This is one of those shops you first venture into for supplies when you’re doing GCSE art and it doesn’t change over the years. But I’ve found some great fabrics there in the past and this time was no different.
I’m not one for venturing outside of my usual floral and plain fabrics, but this one did tempt me. It wasn’t the cheapest of fabrics but I’m glad I supported my local craft shop and picked up some supplies for my sewing stash in the process.
I wasn’t quite sure what to make with this fabric at first but soon settled on a full skirt dress, which is my go-to sewing pattern. The dress is a complete mismatch of patterns. The front bodice is the Vogue V1102, the back is from Simple Sew Pattern’s Ruby dress and the skirt is from Christine Haynes’s Emery pattern. It’s got that lovely lower back/higher front effect and I love it! I lined the bodice with a plain white fabric but it didn’t really need it as it has a lovely thickness.
Although it was freezing when we took these photos, this is a dress that can be worn while its colder, though I’ll definitely be putting a cardigan over it when I do wear it.
I’ve worn it a couple of times already and it’s already a favourite. I think there’s definitely something to be said about putting on a beautiful dress. What do you think?