Dulce de leche...

Added Jan 18, 2013

by Nickiejc

Angers, France






…Sounds better than confiture de lait or toffee sauce, having said that, if the skirt were shorter and the top lower , then maybe, Toffee Sauce…?
This is a home drafted dress that wasn’t exactly drafted! I stuck strips of wrapping paper onto my body form,took a sharpie and drew bodice shape onto the paper, cut it off and drew around the pieces. It shouldn’t have worked….but it did! Wadya know?!
The over skirt is a funny stockinette type material and the top and underskirt are stiffish cotton, the bodice is lined with an old pillowcase. The skirts are just gathered rectangles, the top one being longer and more voluminous than the bottom. I will stick to properly made patterns in the end but I quite enjoyed the whole experiment.

Material Notes

Cotton and some elastic-y netting lacy stuff




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Romantic, Vintage
Cotton, Other

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    Jan 27, 2013, 03.22 AMby neveenkarnes

    very nice and love the blue belt !!!

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    Jan 19, 2013, 10.51 AMby madyb

    I really like this!

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    Jan 19, 2013, 08.29 AMby carolientje

    very nice dress, love it!!

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    Jan 18, 2013, 10.04 PMby asperge11

    Elle est vraiment très jolie !

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      Jan 18, 2013, 10.07 PMby Nickiejc

      Thank you….

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    Jan 18, 2013, 06.26 PMby Mary Athey

    Its lovely.and I do love.your fabric. Its.snowing.here.as well.brrrrrr lol.x

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      Jan 18, 2013, 09.29 PMby Nickiejc

      Thank you….it only really snowed long enough to get the pictures taken! It’s worse in the UK.

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    Jan 18, 2013, 01.59 PMby chased-away

    Pretty dress! Though I don’t think you’ll be able to wear it anytime soon in that weather! ;)

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      Jan 18, 2013, 03.01 PMby Nickiejc

      No! Not for a dare, maybe as a wager though!!

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