Added Oct 31, 2012
Yet another dress who took me a million years to make, cos i did it without a pattern and in a very messy way.
At the start was a Michael Kors dress i saw in a magazine, and totally fell in love with. I then tried to copy it and this is where troubles began. Getting the front triangle right took me such a long time – and lucky i don’t need bust darts … it would’ve been a nightmare.
I finish the inside bust line with a red and yellow bias tape, and added a belt because the bust was a little too short.
The invisible zip is far from invisible, because i didn’t know how to insert it properly, at that time (and i spent too many hours on this dress to remove the zip and sew it up again).
I added pockets because, well, how can you live without pockets ?
I really really love the result and it was perfect for my roadtrip through southwestern America this summer – though it looked a tad bit long compared to the local fashion in Las Vegas :D
More pictures on my blog – sorry the details are in french only.
Lightweight gingham fabric, a bit of interfacing for the belt, bias tape.
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