Gertie's Sweetheart Sundress in Gingham

Added Oct 21, 2012

by frkbustad

Bergen, Norway

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Description

I shortened the waist with 1.5 cm, and due to my swayed back, I shortened the back piece 1 cm in the centre back, and evened out to the side seams. I also took in 1 cm on front/back piece under the arm and evened out to the waist. The bias band was too wide in my opinion, so I shortened the height with maximum 2 cm towards centre back. I made a faux button placket from increased seam allowance on the back pieces, and when I attached the skirt I just made a fold and top-stitched. The zipper was therefore moved from centre back to the left side seam, and I inserted it with lapped technique.

Material Notes

Woven cotton, cotton voile for lining of bust piece

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Vintage
Material
Cotton

Credits

Sweetheart Sundress

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    May 15, 2013, 07.47 PMby kaitiek

    nice plaid matching.

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    Oct 25, 2012, 08.18 PMby flowergirl22

    i love the detail in the bust

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    Oct 23, 2012, 10.24 AMby thewallinna

    Beautiful dress! I love your fabric/color combination :)

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    Oct 22, 2012, 03.29 PMby HouseOf Pinheiro

    so pretty

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    Oct 22, 2012, 10.57 AMby groovymama

    Wow – den er så smuk. Virkelig et flot stykke arbejde.

    I love it – it’s utterly amazing!!! You’ve done a fantastic job on this.

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    Oct 22, 2012, 04.04 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    ah this is really fun and the details are so lovely

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    Oct 22, 2012, 03.28 AMby runningwithscissors1

    Love the use of the pattern on the bust. Beautiful dress.

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    Oct 22, 2012, 03.23 AMby micbrown

    Wow! Great dress.

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    Oct 22, 2012, 01.54 AMby sweetharte

    Very creative use of a bold gingham pattern! I am very impressed!

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    Oct 21, 2012, 07.45 PMby skeeler

    Wow, this dress is amazing. Excellent.

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    Oct 21, 2012, 07.02 PMby Pharmasewing

    That is one super cute dress!! You are so talented, I think your little sewing break has done you good ;)

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    Oct 21, 2012, 04.09 PMby janene

    Right up my street, so to speak! I love this dress so much. Not least of all the red accent and the buttons down the back. So cool with little black boots too. Is this a pattern from her book?

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      Oct 21, 2012, 09.23 PMby frkbustad

      Thank you! It’s right up my street too, so I’m pretty happy! Yay! This is indeed a pattern in Gertie’s book! The skirt is, however, constructed from a square piece of fabric, and I made my own version with pleats instead of gathers. The bodice though, is more or less directly from the book, I only did some fitting.

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    Oct 21, 2012, 02.06 PMby Mary Athey

    Beautiful dress. i love everything about this !! just gorgeous x

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    Oct 21, 2012, 01.18 PMby kisses

    nice dress…you line up the plaid very neatly. The a added red at the top and buttons are a great idea

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