Added Jun 26, 2012
I’ve had the fabric I used for this dress in my stash for a while and haven’t really known what to do with it. I thought I wanted a dress…… but I only had one metre (why did I only buy 1 metre?!)
I used virtually every scrap of the fabric I had to make this dress, and had to make some alterations to the pattern to make it possible. Firstly I omitted the sleeves, which I would have done no matter how much fabric I had. Then I redrafted the bodice front, changing the darts to princess seams, which allowed me to cut the bodice in pieces and fit it all onto my fabric.
I changed the back zip to a side seam zip, as I didn’t have a long enough zip to hand. I think I like it better like that anyway.
The bodice is fully lined (with my “muslin” – which I had to make a couple of minor alterations to and was made from fabric from an old skirt I unsuccessfully made).
Armholes are finished with navy satin bias tape.
John Kaldor French Crepe Fabric – Navy.
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