Added Oct 6, 2011
Yet another of my dresses from self-drafted pattern with the sweetheart neckline. I made this dress (and a matching tie) on deadline margins, the week before I celebrated my birthday. It was finished the same day… I bought the fabric in London last year, and I decided that I wanted a Hawaiian-style dress. What wasn’t better than throw a Hawaiian-themed birthday? I got three pineapples that day and an extremely tasty pineapple cocktail…
I used my basic block pattern, and nip-tucked it a little when it was mostly sown together (no muslin there… I was in a hurry!). The dress is made from two pattern pieces (and interfacings), without lining (yes I regret). the zipper is in the side seam, lapped and prick-stitched.
The dress is a lot of fun to wear, and I really like the shape. It is even more fitted than the Back to Beat dress. There will be more dresses like this one, maybe in a more every-day-colour suitable with a cardigan…
100 % cotton with lovely Hawaiian print.
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