Added Jul 2, 2011
Brooklyn, New Yo...
This is probably my favorite pattern of all time. I have made it four times. This is the first one as well as one of the first dresses I ever sewed. When I cut my hair short and bleached it I couldn’t wear it anymore because everyone around me acted like it was a Halloween costume.
I recently decided I wanted to take it in and wear it again (it always fit kind of strange) and discovered half the back bodice pieces were sewn on upside-down! The hem was also a little wacky because I didn’t want to hang it up overnight and let the bias fall. It’s nice how the things you make yourself can stay with you.
I added a tie halter instead of the hook and eyes called for in the pattern. I also did a full lining because the fabric I used is very sheer. I had just gotten my sewing machine and wanted to try out the decorative stitches, so I made some hearts along the bust.
Vintage white cotton with red Swiss dots from Grandma’s fabric stash
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