Sunday, July 17, 2016

Gingham Dress

Latest sewing, a variation of the classic 1950s Brigitte Bardot style gingham dress.

Decided to go with the Stil 9743 pattern from my stash, I've never used it before so of course it needed a whole bunch of tweaking (because tall + big boobs). It took circa seven fittings to get the fit quite right (and now the dress looks good but I can't breathe wearing it!)

The fabric is a vintage find from the local thrift store and I had just enough to make the dress... as long as I omitted the sleeves and the belt... but this simple variation looks fine too I think!