I loved my Frankenpattern of the Plum Ponte Dress so much I decided to make another one right away. This time I used a geometric Ponte that I bought in a bulk order from fabric.com. Even though I buy fabric off the internet frequently I'm always a little worried about what it's going to be like once I receive it. This particular fabric is exactly the same quality as the Plum Ponte I bought from Lincraft. It's soft and thick and snuggly.
I did anticipate this looking much more geometric than zebra print. I was a bit disappointed when saw it in real life and wondered how I was going to pull off a zebra dress. I am not an animal print kinda person. I thought if I spent some time with the fabric - cutting it out, sewing it up and trying it on I might grow fonder of the print. Not so.
I'm still a little indifferent.
Don't get me wrong I'm a great lover of Ponte as witnessed with my Black & White Striped Peplum Top, my Faux Leather Accent Top, my Plum Ponte Dress and now this one. And I love the shape of the dress. I love how the pleats fall and the half circle back piece falls too. It's just the print.
I'm sure, as with my Plum Ponte Dress, this will become a staple piece in the windy August/September weather. So I'm not worried about wearing it. It's too snuggly not to! It just won't get as much attention as my other dresses. And that's cool. We can just hang out sometimes. Like acquaintances. Facebook friends rather than real friends, you know?