Monday, December 07, 2015

Red Heart Dress

The Marc by Marc Jacobs fabric lay restlessly in the sewing cupboard. "Why", it thought desolately to itself, "why can I not find a pattern to suit me? I'm covered in cute red hearts, for crying out loud - how hard could it be to love me?"

Fabrics came, and fabrics went, and still the Marc fabric lay there. Finally one day it decided enough was enough. "I gotta go online! That's the only way to meet your perfect match these days!"

Evening drew in, and Jorth went to bed. The fabric slid out of the cupboard, and made its way stealthily to the kitchen where Jorth's mobile was kept. Heading straight to the app store, it quickly downloaded a brilliant new app called Weftr. 'Swipe weft to right to find your perfect pattern match!' it declared in tones brimming with the promise of happy-ever-after.

Marc began to swipe. Vogue coat pattern? No way, left swipe for you. Vintage sewing magazine overalls? Er, that would be a left swipe for you, too. Finally, Simplicity 1803 came up. Marc gazed upon the pattern in delight. It had everything he'd been wanting in a frock - 1950s styling, full skirt, pockets and a great neckline. He swiped weft to right, and sat back to wait for his one true love.

Red Heart Dress #1

Red Heart Dress #2

Project Details
Pattern: Simplicity 1803
Fabric: 1.8m Marc by Marc Jacobs cotton lawn from The Fabric Store
Notions: Invisible zip, interfacing


  1. that's one of my absolute favorite patterns! and a stunner in this print. good swiping, marc.

  2. Awesome! And you fabric meets pattern love story gave me a chuckle.

  3. What a great pattern and fabric match! I have never really looked at this pattern before and now know how influential a good make can be. I want it!! :)

  4. Great dress, fun post and worst (best) bad sewing pun! Well done Marc and Jorth!

  5. I do love your blog !!! Well done Marc , you struck it lucky with this match

  6. This. dress. is. everything!

  7. A perfect match. Super!

  8. It's always nice to discover a Melbourne blogger :) Love you dress, perfect for the upcoming Valentine :)

  9. Wow...your dresses Awesome.Nice design.And looking son beautiful.

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