Added Dec 4, 2011
Designed by my daughter from model photos on the web, I made a pattern for the bodice from a short dress she’d bought and adapted another dress pattern for the skirt base. After many hours of elaborate calculations, we cut, hemmed and gathered many many lengths of frills, from 3cm at the waist to 10cm at the hem. Some contrast colours and fabrics were added to the main beige chiffon for frills, as we could not find a variegated chiffon at Spotlight or Lincraft in town.
The bodice is a mock swede, self lined and boned, with underwire and some padding. She wanted it tight but then could not fit in the lovely meal on the graduation night! Price of beauty…