I always wanted to make a dress using a boarder-print.
I really liked this fabric… to me the print had a kind of an 80s vibe to it that I thought was fun.
I made this dress using my most-used pattern. I think I have made about 7 dresses in this style.
It fits well, its flattering I really like the style of the dress.
But its getting ridiculous and repetitive I don’t want every dress in my wardrobe to be the same style. This style of dress also tends to suit the cotton types of fabric I usually buy.
I drafted this pattern myself by altering the bodice of an ill-fitting new look pattern.
Fabric: About 2.60 meters of $6 a meter Spotlight fabric. It is a medium weight cotton/poly blend woven fabric.
Lining: lined the bodice with a lightweight cotton voile
Pattern: Self-drafted sun dress
Notions: 25-35cm white invisable around $1 (bought in bulk on ebay)
Time to complete: Around 4 hrs
Date Completed: mid 2011
Amount of times worn: 2 or 3
Fitting notes: Excellent fit. My favorite pattern.
Anything you would change? I wish I did the stripes on the waistband horizontally rather than vertically. It would have looked better/been more flattering! I wear it with a belt which sort of fixes the problem