I’ve commented before that my polka-dotted ‘Betty’ dress (Vogue 8631) makes me quite the happy-chappy. I am now extending that hypothesis to include making other people smile. It seems to just induce it from people who all smile brightly when they see the polka dots coming.
The only other time I’ve had such reactions from people regarding a print was a few years ago when I made a leopard print dress for a black-tie evening, inspired by this Gwen Stefani outfit.
All of a sudden grown men, old enough to be my father, thought it was appropriate to purr at me in public! So bizzare! I don’t think I’d repeat the experience but it was quite surreal.
Meanwhile, I have another ‘Betty’ in the works, just finishing off the binding tonight.
Yes – I wore the Jenny Skirt two days running. Please don’t judge ;-).