Added Jun 8, 2011
My brother’s the architect. This Ikea fabric (I’m such a fan that I don’t mind looking like people’s curtains!) reminded me of him.
It has a nice body and is not too drapey so I made something a bit more structured. I used a vintage pattern I found on Etsy as a starting point. As usual I don’t wait around for vintage patterns to appear in my size – I just buy whatever’s available and modify. I didn’t like the fit on the original pattern, even after resizing it to my size, so I modified it by adding bust darts and removing the original back darts, and by changing the slope of the shoulder.
I used orange cotton fabric for the trim that was left over from a previous project. And I used 2 layers of interfacing on the collar so it would STAND up.
Am really quite pleased with the result – I especially like the collar, I think it gives the dress a space-age look! I was afraid it would be scratchy and I’d have to line it, but in the end it worked beautifully :)
cotton fabric from Ikea
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