Added Feb 2, 2011
This dress was surprisingly easy to make, and I guess that’s the joyful result of having a basic block that is nearly perfect! I altered the pattern from my basic block and was a clever girl and made a toile, just to make sure the pattern would work at all. The fabric is slightly stretchy, so the dress turned out a little too big at first. I did it the easy way, and just pinned the side seams, and adjusted the seams. The dress is still a little roomy around the waist, and together with the stretchy fabric it turned out that I could skip the zip! It feels like cheating! The drawback is that it won’t look good with the intended belt I was going to make, but I will sure make a second dress in a different material requiring a zip, and then the waistline may be tighter also.
With this dress, I can twist and shout, hop, skip and jump all night long.
I’ve been playing with Photoshop and DeviantArt.com. The above picture is generated with the Photoshop action HolgaRoid GENERATOR V1.0 COLOR by RawImage.
Some stretchy viscose/polyester
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