Added Mar 23, 2013
This is a dress partly made from a mistake. It wasn’t meant to tie at the shoulders or back, but I forgot that the pattern I based the bodice on doesn’t include seam allowance, so I had to come up with a way to disguise my stuff-up. So a scrappy piece of cheap purple satin came to the rescue. But in the end, I think that rescue suits the dress much better than normal shoulders and a button at the back!
The pattern is largely self-designed, although I did use an old downloaded pattern as a guide for the bodice front and top back. The bodice is fully line to make it a bit more structured and because the fabric is quite thin, and the skirt is just a gathered rectangle to show off the fantastic border print. Although I am a little iffy on a lurid yellow nuclear waste river in real life, even if the kids on the fabric seem to be having fun.
Photos by Ezzles as usual.
1.5 metres cotton
0.8 metres satin
1 6 inch zipper
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