Friday, September 25, 2009

Gingham & Vintage!

So much for posting throughout the week, eh? I guess that's just how things go sometimes!

I did previously post a photo here that had this dress in it, but at that point it was unfinished & just on my dressform. I made it in March, using a Vogue pattern. It was actually pretty bothersome for me. I hate working with interfacing, but I was careful to finish everything really nicely on this. I hand stitched so much! I still have to go back and re-adjust the buttons to prevent the slight gaping you see in front, but other than that, I'm really pleased with how it turned out. It's so vintage looking, and perfect with red high-heels and sunglasses. Here are some action shots!

IMG_0362 by you.

IMG_0363 by you.

IMG_0366 by you.

I love the gingham, the pleating at the waist, and the way it draws the eye in. I actually had this pattern and the fabric for well over a year before I finally made it, and I'm happy I waited. I'm not sure I would have had the same level of skills to execute it as carefully as I was able to now.


  1. I love the way the pleating brings together the gingham pattern at the waist...I agree, not easy to do!

  2. I saw this one on threadbanger (I think) and have to repeat what everyone says: the waist details are amazing, and a testament to your mad skillz.

  3. Janice - Thank you! Yeah, it was more tedious than anything--but I was pleased that the pattern pieces were designed in a way that it matched the print up for me. Otherwise, I would have had such a headache trying to do it myself!

    corvus Aw! Thank you, dear!

  4. That dress looks awesome! Like everyone else is saying...I love how the pleating worked out perfectly!


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