Added Jul 31, 2011
Disclaimer: During this post I plan to use as many sailor puns as I can possibly plunder from the sea.
Ah this dress. This. Dress. We had some issues. Well I had some issues. Like apparently I’ve forgotten how to cut out a pattern. And that ribbon does not behave like bias tape. And that using 2 meters of cotton drill will look ENORMOUS when pleated. Which will cause a need to re-cut the fabric to make a half -circle skirt. Which you then may cut too small. My captain would have forced me to walk the plank.
I made this as part of Mena Trott’s Sew Weekly . This dress is a fitted bodice with a button down back, half-circle skirt, a double- ribbon trimmed skirt and collar with front and back facings. I also made a quick bow belt (partly to try and counteract the rather obvious fact that the dress is too small).
2m navy blue cotton drill, 5 white buttons, several meters of narrow white ribbon, white interfacing from stash, thread
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