At first, I cackled and rolled around on the floor laughing for a bit thinking 'What kind of crazy person would want to buy bacon fabric?!!' Until I sat bolt up and realised the answer was 'me'. I am the crazy person, and I want to buy bacon fabric. You can quote me on that if you like.
But really, I mean the puns alone make this worthwhile (and you know how I love puns).
In the interests of personal authenticity, I had to explore this idea further. I did a bit of a poll to see if people thought making a dress out of this would be a good idea. It was a landslide victory in favour of the bacon.
The people have spoken. To those 2 rouge voters who were not on board with my brilliant and tasty moment of inspiration, I can only say this:
The company that makes this fabric is called 'Timeless Treasures', which is fitting really, because you can imagine anything with a food theme print is destined to become an heirloom. If you find yourself itching to get your hands on some (and who wouldn't be?), I got mine from www.fabric.com. They have baked potato fabric too.
So I went with a simple dress. It's got a princess line with a sweet-heart neckline. If the bodice looks familiar in shape, it's because I used the pattern I drafted for my wedding dress, with the skirt simplified.
The skirt is essentially a straight skirt, made pencil shaped by tapering in from just below the fullness of the hip. I also included a vent at the back, because hey, gotta walk. I might rustle up a sketch on how I did that in a following post.
I think it's almost office appropriate. (Almost). Which would make sense because you could wear it when bringing home the bacon. [I did initially try and write about women's rights on this one, but the link got a bit tenuous even by my standards... you might say there were more than six degrees of separation on those topics].
I think I look smokin'. Or smokey. As in smokey bacon. And Jon tells me it's certainly the cutest bacon dress he's ever seen.
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PS: Quick disclaimer - no actual piggies were harmed in the making of this dress. Morris is fine.
UPDATE: Full drafting notes here.