Added Feb 16, 2011
Wellington, New ...
Not that I really care all the much about Valentines Day, but lets face it – it’s a good excuse to make a dress featuring the colour red! ;-)
This one is made from a vintage Simplicity pattern from 1950 – Simplicity 3230. It features short kimono style sleeves, a lower bodice band in a contrasting red cotton drill, a flared skirt from the natural waist, and a hidden pocket in the right side seam of the skirt. (I do love me patterns with pockets in them. I always mean to add them if they don’t have them, but half the time I forgot until it’s too late, so patterns with them already in are super awesome.)
I made one change from the pattern, and put an invisible zipper down the back instead of the side-fastening domes it called for. Coz I really struggle with side opening garments – too hard to adjust, and too dratted hard to get in and out of!
Blogged about here: http://macskakat.wordpress.com/2011/02/15/romantic-tulips-dress/
Waffle-weave cotton. Red cotton drill contrast lower bodice band.
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