Now, I certainly don't need an excuse to make a dress.
Oh, it's Wednesday! Better make a dress!
A blue car! Time to make a dress!
However, having my first Valentine's Day date with my boyfriend is most definitely an excuse to make a new dress.
For this one, I used New Look 6587, view E. I've made this before, and I found it way easier and less fiddly to just insert a zip up the front, rather than time-consuming and more-difficult-to-undo (ahem) buttons.
I love the bodice style. It's almost corsety, and it's a good one for getting a really fitted, er, fit. The material has a slight stretch so it was quite comfy.
It's not really easy to see but there are two large patch pockets on the skirt.
I think the camera or the light washed this out a bit. I had 10 different shades of red and pink on my nails.
We went out for dinner, which was delicious, but I was just waiting for dessert... because I knew I was having salted caramel creme brulee *makes Homer Simpson drooling noise now*
I might have been spoiled a bit, too.