Added Jun 13, 2013
This dress was created with a pattern I made to my own size, by using a 1970’s dress bought in a second-hand clothing store as a basis.
The skirt was not difficult to copy, although the bodice – particularly the “collar” that folds over
the top of it – was a matter of trial and error, and took a little playing around with before I got
it sitting right.
The back of the dress has a zip closure, and there are buttons on the inside of the bodice back for
adjusting the length of the shoulder straps.
Overall, it is cool and comfortable on a hot summer’s day, and I’ve had plenty of wear out of
it – which is good especially since it’s made from a light cotton fabric which I bought for just a
couple of dollars a metre!
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