I Fell Off My Pink Cloud With A Thud

January 27, 2017   /   bydidyoumakethat  / Categories :  Feeds


Is pink one of the most hotly contested colours in a female’s wardrobe? After my Instagram feed was flooded with images of women, including Margaret Atwood, wearing pink pussy hats I think the answer is YES!

It’s a colour we’re able to debate, challenge, subvert … and wear.


The fabric is a crepe with a slight stretch to it, bought from TMOS. The stretch makes it perfect for the Sew Over It Ultimate Shift Dress, which can be a leetle close fitting around the upper body. The close fitting is a detail I love (my fitting nemesis is my narrow upper chest and sloping shoulders) but it can make for a sense of restriction if your fabric has zero give.

A reader recently asked me if I’d had any fitting issues with this pattern. None, other than to lower the bust darts by an inch – an adjustment I make on most patterns. How about you? Any fitting issues with this baby? Personally, I find the sleeves a dream to insert. *wipesbrow*

This is a dress that I’ll be able to drag out of the washing machine, air dry and wear. Which means it’s a dress that will get a lot of use. The fact that the crepe doesn’t crease means it’s also a dress I’ll take with me on trips when I need to look smart.


The pink is magnificently toned down by black and grey. Yay!

The grey makes this dress a contender for my #makenine2017. I’ve chosen four key colours: grey, mustard, purple, red. (I still need to nominate nine patterns! More to come, including survey results.)

I’ve lost count of the number of Sew Over It Ultimate Shift Dresses I’ve made. When you find your pattern, you find your pattern.

But really, this blog post is all about the colour pink. What say you? A colour you’d wear, or does it offend your eyes and your mind?


Today’s blog title? It’s a quote from Elizabeth Taylor.

NB The winner of my Hygge giveaway was Nancy, who’s hopefully received her copy of the book. Enjoy, Nancy!

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