We love this fabulous vintage make from our blogger Amanda. Truly elegant and perfect for all upcoming Spring/Summer events, this make would add timeless chic to any wardrobe. Over to Amanda!
I found this amazing dress when looking on Google images. I knew I wanted to have a go at making it.
I love it when the decision is made and then it is all about finding the right pattern and fabric…so I had a good search through my pattern box and decided my vintage Simplicity 9084 had to be the best choice.
Is it truly embarrassing to admit that I REALLY want the turquoise outfit????
As the dress on the photo looks like it would open I decided to make a false placket. Purely because I knew I would do a poor job of hemming the scallop of the lace! Links gratefully received!
As you know by now, I am a blogger for White Tree Fabrics and if you saw their latest blog post about me you would think I had been rather greedy in the ‘free fabric for bloggers in the network’ ! I hadn’t realised I had made so much, however, they have so much beautiful fabric…….it is like letting me into a candy store!
So I had a look on their website for fabric inspiration and bought two metres of flower lace.
The dress was an easy sew as it is a simple shift pattern with bust darts, I was going to add a side zip but did not need to in the end as I could get it over my head!
My personal 15year old stylist is being very accommodating at the moment so I even got a lovely hairstyle with a flower bobble to co ordinate!
I did not do cuffs on the dress instead I went for a wide 3/4 length sleeve. The placket is an interfaced piece of lace which I sewed on and then added buttons. I only zigzagged the edges as I really could not work out how to hem the lace in a scallop! Here are some work in progress shots:
I am very pleased with it and it is a different style for me. I would however, like to make it in a guipure lace, so this could actually be a weekend wearing muslin!
Pattern: Simplicity 9084
Fabric: flower lace from WTF
Wonky factor: 7/10. I like it but I’d like it more in a guipure lace and I am not sure the placket edge will stand the test of time!