Added Jul 31, 2010
My first bodice! First zipper! First buttonholes! First dress!
I made this from an Ikea sheet purchased at Goodwill. I measured myself very faithfully (I thought) and cut out a size 38. I lost track of how much I ended up taking in the bodice to fit my waist. I’ll be cutting size 36 from now on.
I don’t really think this dress is mod on its own, but it is “mod-inspired.” The ruffle wasn’t for me and I wanted to add some other kind of embellishment. After weeks of indecision, I took inspiration from this dress
and made a belt with green lace and buttons to match the exposed green zipper. I’ll admit that the exposed zipper was not an entirely conscious choice, but I liked the color combination and happened to have buttons and lace that perfectly match. The lace is hem lace; I’m sure some seamstresses will object!
It isn’t perfect, but I was thrilled when I finally wore this out of the house!
I used the “A Frock by Friday” sew-along on Grosgrain for directions.
thifted Ikea bedsheet; vintage hem lace
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