He *so* gets me. He said he picked this box because he liked the ribbon. So, of course, the wheels in my head started turning and I came up with this:
That's an entire head-to-toe outfit made by me. Made from a light challis, the skirt is from New Look 6944 (C). It came together like a dream and has just the right amount of swoosh when I walk. I forgot to get a close up, but it features front and back godet panels for some extra flair.
The top is Butterick 5463 (A). I also used a challis for this top. I plan on writing a review for Pattern Review because I don't entirely care for it. The pattern pictures all feature models wearing belts around the shirts so I had no idea it would end up this boxy, lacking in shape. I don't like wearing belts because they emphasize my potbelly.
Don't be fooled. I'm not looking at the flowers. I'm looking at my bra strap sticking out all tacky. That's my other beef with this pattern. All the pictures make it look like the bra strap will be concealed, but the neckhole is quite wide. I should have tried it on before I sewed the facings in. I'll have to tweak that part.
But I love the headband. The directions for making it are all over the blososphere. But here's the basics.
Materials: a) 40 inches or so (depending on pleat width) of ribbon, preferably from a box of luxurious chocolates from the greatest guy in your world
b) one old plastic headband, thinner than the width of the ribbon
c) pins and glue gun
Find your centerpoint and start pinning pleats in. I made the pleats coming from the left face left and those from the right side face right. But you could make them all face the same way. Just try and keep the pleat width consistent. Or not. It's up to you.
I left about an inch on each end unpleated to make sure that the headband ends were covered.
Then stich a seam down the center. You could also stitch the side edges but I wanted my pleats to be more flexible. Remove the pins and hot glue it to your headband.
And there you go. A pink and green outfit to go with my pink and green Godiva ribbon.