Making Pretty Dresses...

Sunday, February 26, 2012
I've been in a sewing mood lately, it's been nice and very productive - I finished this dress about a week ago and have already started on my next.

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I made this dress from a Japanese cotton lawn I bought in October-ish last year. I lined it fully with a white vintage cotton I had in my stash due to the lightness of the lawn - to give it more structure and so that I wouldn't have to wear a slip underneath for modesty if I didn't want to.

I made a few small changes to the pattern, I lined the sleeves with self-made bias binding instead of the facing the pattern came with, moved the side zip to the back (I have issues with side zips for some reason, they always come out bulky) and because there was no way I'd have enough fabric for the circle skirt called for, I used 1inch pleats on the skirt instead.

I loved making this dress and am already planning my next. I'm going to make the v neck a little wider at the shoulders and a little deeper - a little something like this...


12 comments on "Making Pretty Dresses..."
  1. Such pretty fabric and such a pretty dress! :)

  2. The fabric of your dress is GORGEOUS! I love it!

  3. What a lovely dress! That fabric is so gorgeous and I love it paired with your aqua belt.

  4. Oh its gorgeous, you look so pretty!! I'm a bit iffy with side zips too... dresses that have them are always a bit awkward to get in and out of.
    Looking forward to seeing your next version.

  5. Darling print and the dress looks so charming. Love the belt.

  6. Just lovely, it' suit you so well. Love the fabric ^^

  7. Gorgeous! I love the print. It's so summery and fun. Hopefully you guys down there in Sydney are getting some decent weather so you can wear it. We've been plagued by rain lately.

  8. The fabric is just delicious and the belt is so complementary. What a lovely dress.

  9. wow, your so talented. very pretty!!

  10. Gorgeous dress! I love the fabric.

  11. You are so talented. That dress is beautifully made. LOve it!

  12. This dress is just beyond adorable! I love the V and the fabric is perfect. And I couldn't agree with you more about the side vs back zip situation! I've definitely been noticing a summer dress shaped gap in my home-sewn wardrobe... I think I'll take inspiration from you this week and get on it!


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