This was made using a vintage sewing pattern as a starting point. I am lucky to have a friend who is not only a costume maker but also a collector of vintage sewing patterns. With her help I created a pattern exactly for my shape based on a sweet and simple a-line dress. Through the process of making a muslin, transferring alterations to paper and doing it all over again we came up with this. It’s a time consuming process but so worth it. I’ve made this dress twice and I am thinking of making it once more in black. Being quite fitted, it is a pretty formal dress, not something I would wear to take the kids to the park but perfect for a summer night out.
I have one more dress pattern to share tomorrow.