Added Feb 13, 2013
Sorry about the rubbish photo but it was dark, there were cocktails…. Anyway, my aim when creating this dress was to look like a cartoon burglar/Quentin Blake illustration/Bassets Allsort. I am pretty confident I achieved my aim. I based this dress on a 1960s pattern that I have had for a while. Although you can’t see anything other than that big triangle of a skirt, there are some nice vintage details in there. Firstly, curved waist darts. Normally I never slash darts but here it made perfect sense as you are sewing two opposite sides of a curve together. Secondly, raglan sleeves. Can somebody please tell me why the hell I have never used raglan sleeves in a design before? They are an absolute dream to put in. And can we just take a moment to appreciate The Pink Wig. I have been wearing this most days for a couple of weeks now and let me tell you, life is better.
If you want to see more of my pink wigged sewing adventures you can find them on my Facebook page:
Black and white very heavy striped cotton/canvas.
Hit the city streets in adventurous looks with utilitarian details like cargo pockets and belts.
Twists on feminine classics, like a bold patterned shift dress and pants with a racing stripe.
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Short jackets like this zebra print bomber by Anniemollison are a must for spring.
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