Added Jun 13, 2010
by Jodi Wade
I saw an old 50s photo someone posted on a blog which inspired me to make this dress. That blog is unavailable right now so I can’t link to it :( I think I saved the photo on my computer at home though so I will have a look for it later on.
I used a free tunic dress pattern – E971 from BurdaFashion. I modified View A. I cut it off at the waist, added an interfaced waist band, and a full gathered skirt. I had to make the elastic casing in the sleeves longer than it was meant to be because they were too loose.
The neckline is a little bit too wide – I would definitely narrow this if you make it.
I am wearing a petticoat in all the photos to give it some oomph.
I made the belt to go with it, and a basket liner from the leftovers.
I found this printed linen in one of my favourite fabric stores.
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