Added Apr 11, 2014
by Tante Karlo
I am in love with all the dresses from Dear Creatures but I don’t like spending lots of money on a dress.
This dress, inspired on the Par Avion Dress, was a real challenge to make, I could have watched three episodes of Mad men while just thinking about how to install the zipper. Would I make real button closures or just fakes ones with a side zipper? How would I make the pleats around the zipper so it wouldn’t be exposed etc etc. I even dreamt about this dress.
I made test pleats for the right width, and spent a LOT of time pinning and ironing the actual pleats, since they are double (why oh why did I chose double pleats).
I drafted the pattern myself, but used the bodice from the Belladone dress as a base.
You can see the invisible zipper puller in the front, which bums me out a little, but I really couldn’t find any better way.
I also sewed on little snapbuttons on both corners of the bodice flaps, and on one collarpiece, to hold it in place.
Bright colors and cute animals decorate these dresses and shorts.
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