Added Apr 4, 2013
This dress was the first dress I have completed since moving to Adelaide.
I made it in my new room, in my new house, in my new city, for my first day at my new school!
I made this dress by drafting a simple shift dress by combining my blouse block, and my skirt block. I moved the darts into the side seam and created a curved french dart which I liked from another pattern I had.
I made a full mock up of it and you can see in the pictures that I made a fair few adjustments.
I matched the stripes from the dart down, and did my best to match them at the sleeves also.
I decided to do a hand picked zipper also…..whiiiiiich I feel is maybe not suited to side seems so much as it is back seams. I have done one on a dress which just needs to be lined, and it’s at the CB and it looks damn awesome. Thoughts?!
For more pictures and infos click on over to Ruffles Gazebo
1.5 meters cotton….ahhh…i dont know what to call it (oops hit me!)
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Sewing & Techniques
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