Gingerbread Coffee Date (cut-away back)
Added Dec 4, 2010
Belfast, United ...
I’d wear this dress all the time if i lived in a gingerbread house. It’s the fabulous Coffee Date pattern amended a bit.
I cut the back very low, so that the zip ends at the waistline. Made new facings for the back so that the sides would sit nice and stiff. I made the skirt much fuller at the bottom but kept the waistline the same so there would be no need to gather. This looks good but you need to be very careful in cutting out the waistline that you cut an even curve…I could’ve done it better, so i think the fullness doesn’t hang perfectly equal ..if that makes sense. I also didn’t cut the length quite equally so added a band of piping and material round the bottom, which i think adds something…i love that about mistakes, they force you to be a bit more creative!
ikea upholstery cotton (nice and stiff – it hangs beautifully especially if you use a petticoat!)