Purple Parlor Dress
Added Apr 24, 2010
My first ‘real’ piece of finished clothing!
Made this dress for my sister-inlaws wedding
The purple cotton was picked up one sale and was supposed to be a test to make sure the pattern fit in all the right places
The pattern was simple to follow, although I needed to add about 10 cm to the length of the bodice so that the waist actually sat in the right place -I have an incredibly long body and short legs though, so this may not be the same for everybody
I also closed the pleat on the back, it looked funny on my broad shoulders
Took me a day to cut all the pieces and sew them together and another day to finish the topstitiching and cover the buttons
All in all very very pleased with how this came out!
Apologies for the terrible photos, I’ll post the wedding pics when they’re sent through
Self covered/fabric buttons
- Ceylon Dress