Added Nov 7, 2011
Brooklyn, New Yo...
In addition to the Chevron Work Dress, I made this purple shift for a friend who just had a baby and recently went back to work as a kindergarten teacher. She wanted a work dress that was feminine and pretty, but that could also stand up in the face of lots of little ones. We chose a sturdy cotton blend with a little stretch; it’s very washable and won’t need too much ironing.
I used two vintage patterns for the bodice, and the gathered skirt from another pattern. Unfortunately, I think I made the V too deep in front and back, and am afraid the bodice may fall of her shoulders. I won’t know until I ship it off to her and she can try it on.
I made a lapped zipper for the closure, using this great tutorial from Gertie.
I also hemmed the dress with a blind hem foot, which is totally going to change my hemming habits!
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