Added Jan 25, 2011
An open-backed pink dress made from an 80’s girls pattern.
I love this pattern, because it’s interesting, incredibly easy to make and fits me well. I scored 6m of this pink fabric for $5 at St. Vinnies! I’m not entirely sure what type of fabric it is: it has a similar weave to twill, but is very soft with a lovely drape. The dress is finished off with two matching buttons I salvaged from my button box.
Now for a quick whinge about sewing supply stores! Australians will understand my frustration with Spotlight and Lincraft well. Neither store stocked the right pink thread or zipper, which is a bit odd because dusty pink isn’t exactly an ‘exotic’ colour… So, to keep the visibility of the horribly mismatched thread to a minimum, I had to hand-pick the zipper and sew the hem and bias-binding by hand. The waistband is attached by snaps, which pop open spontaneously (not good!). So, unfortunately, a buttonhole will be necessary. I’ll save that for another day… :)
You can see more pictures of the dress on my blog: The Forty Acre Wood
Dusty pink fabric (second-hand); 2 old buttons; zipper; thread; bias binding
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