Daily Archives: July 30, 2008

The Dress

Ok, after a little bit of angst, I present here a photo of myself wearing The Dress.


I used New Look pattern No. 6774 and modifications to acommodate my bust.  I have no experience with dressmaking (apart from 4yrs of Home Ec in high school), but it seems to be ok, though the shoulders are slightly too wide and the skirt part is a little too generous.

I’d still be stuck on the bodice without the help of Chris’ mum, Bev, who patiently pinned up seams and hem for me 🙂

I purchsed the fabric from the Darwin Spotlight Store (big fabric chain store in Australia)  This outlet had a huge range of 100% cotton dressmaking fabrics.   I’ll definitely be going back! 

I’ve got enough fabric for another 3 dresses…. plus 3m of a georgous seersucker, destination unknown.

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