Added Nov 18, 2011
London, United K...
I so loved working on this dress. It took a good few weeks, on and off, but I really took my time to construct it as well as I could. The fabric is a poly/cotton mix I think, with a cotton velvet collar… which isn’t as detachable as the pattern made out! The ‘vestee’ attaches to the bodice with a couple of snap fasteners and there is a side zipper. Its fully lined with facing and vestee edges, bound with bias trim. I wore it for the first time today and although its a little snug, it feels very special.
I love the challenge of a vintage pattern. My confidence grows with every garment I make and I love that I can end up with a garment that is both classic and original and a fraction of the price of any modern designer dress.
For more pictures and details please visit ooobop!
plaid and cotton velvet with poly lining
Behind the seams with Marina von Koenig Part 2
Get all 11 of these retro inspired patterns for one low price!
Pattern of the Week
Hippie meets grunge in this plaid top with flared sleeves and a round neckline.
Leopard and snakeskin are the new neutrals.
Member Project of the Week
Peneloping's hand beaded frock is a real stunner.
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.