Added Feb 24, 2008
Den Haag, Nether...
Making your own clothes means you can experiment with shapes you might not have tried otherwise. Although wide dresses have been very much in fashion for a while now, I’ve never worn one yet and considered most to be quite unflattering. After making my coat I developed a taste for trying out wider shapes. So I made this dress (I made the pattern myself). It’s got 8 small pleats at the front neckline, a smooth back (with a short blind zipper) and three quarter length sleeves gathered into cuffs. I made it fairly short to try and avoid a too dowdy look. I’m happy with the way it turned out, but I’ve yet to find out whether I’ll feel good wearing it.
blue/grey cotton polyesther blend fabric (left over from a shirt I made for my boyfriend), blind zipper
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