Added Oct 24, 2009
Pelsall, United ...
I finally managed to get my hands on a copy of Chic & Simple sewing this week and quickly whipped up this dress that I’m very happy with :) It’s modified a bit from the original pattern, I cut a shorter skirt and omitted the ruffle and once I tried it on I decided the tie shoulders were a bit impractical so I quickly adapted them by sewing them down and adding vintage mother of pearl buttons.
The pattern was simple to follw cos there weren’t many steps and best of all – no zipper! The waist does look a bit crazy (not sure if that’s my fault or the pattern’s) but I wrapped the waist belt around few times to cover it and I much prefer it that way :)
2m of some random synthetic material £1/m – very forgiving and camouflaging! Vintage buttons
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