Added Aug 29, 2013
After seeing all of the lovely cut-out dresses, I decided to try it out for myself for Valentine’s day.
I used Simplicity 3016 for the dress and Simplicity 1655 for the bolero, both vintage patterns from the 50’s.
I used a combination of tutorials, the first I referenced was Vivat Vertias’ Heart Cut Out Dress Tutorial which gave me the general idea of how to do a cutout. But the main tutorial I used was from CationDesigns. (She made a super cute superman dress in her tutorial.) Ms. Cation Designs’ tutorial was for a bodice with a cutout that also includes a lining, which I found really helpful. I lined my valentine’s day dress with white batiste and somehow got my piping to behave on the heart cut out.
Feel free to check out my blog for more images and details: http://zilredloh.com/2012/02/27/valentines-day-dress/
Cotton fabric for dress, self-covered piping, silk organza to stay the neckline and heart cutout.
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