NEW BurdaStyle
Best of Blogging List!

Subscribe to our FREE digital newsletter and
receive the new Top 50 Bloggers List for
sewing, fashion and craft enthusiasts!

the dress that drove me a little bit nuts

Added Feb 18, 2010

by passthepins

Fremantle, Austr...






This apparently simple dress drove me crazy! The skirt and pockets are from a 1940s pattern, and I pattern made the top part to my measurements on a dress making dummy. At least i have the pattern now, so wont need to invent the wheel eavh time. I think it would be a better fir with a bit of stretch in the fabric though.




Garment Type
Casual, Vintage

5 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • Img_0808_large

    Feb 22, 2010, 09.49 AMby xraffaelax

    the hard work was absolutely worth it. it looks great and the pockets are fantastic.

  • Kittyavatar90_large

    Feb 19, 2010, 10.56 PMby keykalou

    Pretty dress! The pockets and belt are fabulous.

    Congratulations on getting it done. I’ve bailed on more than a few projects that got too maddening.

  • Dscn5250_large

    Feb 18, 2010, 07.56 AMby mixtlii

    That is a pretty dress! It was worth working so hard ;)

  • Avatar-cupcake_large

    Feb 18, 2010, 07.26 AMby frkbustad

    Very nice! I really like the pockets with the belt going through, and I would say the fit is good. I’m thinking that the bodice should be a little bit more fitted if you use stretch fabric, but for this cotton the pleats works really good.

  • Picture2_large

    Feb 18, 2010, 04.46 AMby missymellie

    This looks great! I love the bodice, especially the little pleats, it looks like a good fit :)

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 1 person added it