Added Jul 26, 2010
I recently went to a Grace Kelly exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum and fell in-love all over again with the style of that era. I have looked for a vintage pattern to make this dress, but all the ones I could find were extremely expensive, so I have been thinking and thinking until I realised that this needn’t be as complicated as I was making it. I used a bit of muslin fabric and draped and cut the bodice for the top dress on my dummy. For the under-dress, I used a bodice from another pattern I have and a simple A-line lining and soft net on top.
I’m waiting for some materials to finish it (thread, boning for the bodice and zipper), but couldn’t wait to put it up here – like a child really :-).
I made a flower with the netting which has some sparkles on it, though it doesn’t show on the photos. I’ll publish the finished photos sometime soon.
Voile fabric, taffeta lining, studded soft netting, self made flower
Pattern of the Week
The oversized shape has a cool bell shaped silhouette with a wide body and fitted sleeves
Stock up on our favorite BurdaStyle patterns sewn in white!
Learn How to Sew Knits Successfully With a Sewing Machine
Join Meg Healy in this 6 Week Course, we have just re-opened enrollment for a limited time!
Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014
Take a look at Meg's 2014 Mash Ups, and get the special pattern bundle that includes them all
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.