I know what you’re saying – three dresses sewn in two weeks? Am I on drugs?
Nope, but I’m on an amazing sewing roll (makes up for the four despairing toiles I made late last year, I was too embarrassed to show you all).
I was really taken with the pattern below, but I’m afraid I didn’t save the full image so I have no idea what pattern number or year it is! (Maybe someone has it in their collection and can tell me?). The original was much too small, I remember that much…
I really like the cut in detail at the neckline – and it was a cinch to do it to my Gertie Sultry Sheath dress mod from earlier.
I used black cotton drill again, but this time drafted a half circle skirt to fit the bodice.
– drafted a half circle skirt instead of pleated dirndl
– bought the shoulder straps in a bit more as they still slipped a little in the last dress
– sewed little ‘inset’ details where the horizontal bodice met the shoulder straps
|A bit creased from sitting on my bum at work all day|
This dress is a-may-zing. Its everything I could want in a dress – it fits well, the skirt is flowy but flattering, the fabric isnt too hot but still holds its shape.
Overall Happiness Factor:
I’d like to adjust the shoulder straps a fraction on the next one I make – and there will definitely be more versions!
BTW Lincraft has 50% off all fabric until this weekend, so its a good time to stock up!
PS – don’t just love Miss L Fire shoes?
Well, Calamity doesn’t really look impressed but I love my new Roxys that came last week!
Shoes: Miss L Fire Roxy
Blouse : Portmans
Stockings : Basque at Myers
Sailor Necklace : Vintage celluloid, Etsy
Headband : Mimco