Added Jun 10, 2010
I use the Wenlan blouse pattern again to make these floral bib dresses. The fabrics are so pretty with tiny floral patterns on them, they also look and feel like Liberty fabrics. I added a few pleats on the top of the sleeves and let the raw edges shown.
In the technical drawing of the top, I saw that the sleeves are on top of the lower skirt part. I got a bit confused reading the instructions, so I just did it my way and sewed the sleeves to the bib before the bib part is attached to the skirt part. It worked! The neckline and armholes are finished with binding strips. These dresses are size 6, so they are not as fitted as my previous bib dress.
The bib part is patchworked cotton lace fabric, they were bought already stitched together like that. The fabric is very thin and transparent, but I didn’t line it because I like the transparent effect this time. These dresses are so light and flowy!
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