Va Va 50s Voom Dress

Added Jun 24, 2013

by Debbie Allin...

Washington, Unit...

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Description

My most favourite Frankendress to date! I love how this has turned out. Apologies for not modelling and for the fact that Alma the dummy doesn’t have much of a waist, or bosom, to show this off!
Fully lined and boned, it’s the skirt of sweetheart Dress http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/sweetheart-dress-042013 and the bodice of the one shown just down the page and to the right!
I added a little lace to the hem of the black skirt lining, because clearly it needed extra sass! My first time of using a rolled hem on my overlocker/serger to attach lace and it worked like a dream.
The bodice took a little fitting the first time I used this pattern but I copied my adjustments back to my pattern and it was a breeze this time.
Ooooh! Top Tip. If you use plastic boning, then melt it with a flame at the end and it will soften all those sharp bits. Mine are stitched to the seams of the linings and I placed a little piece of fleece under each end, for extra comfort.

Material Notes

Pure Cotton Leopard print and bright Red Cotton. Rigylene plastic boning. Invisible zip. Rigid lace.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    Feb 24, 2014, 12.30 PMby mellu

    nice, I have to try this pattern :)

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      Feb 26, 2014, 10.08 AMby Debbie Allingham

      Thank you :) I’ve made the full dress that belongs to the bodice and that’s nice too – it’s somewhere in my studio.

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    Jun 24, 2013, 10.50 PMby Monty Howe

    This looks like a lovely pattern to make. Nice dress.

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      Jun 24, 2013, 11.18 PMby Debbie Allingham

      Thanks :) It looks a little shapeless on my dummy but it’s not once it’s on! Both patterns are great to work with. There’s a top made from the sweetheart dres and a halter with the full skirt on my wall somewhere. Definitely recommended!

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    Jun 24, 2013, 07.43 PMby Mary Athey

    its a gorgeous dress, i love the fabric and the red accents are fabulous x

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      Jun 24, 2013, 07.57 PMby Debbie Allingham

      Thanks Mary – I love this halter pattern – goes together amazingly. x

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