You’ll remember that I alluded to a new project I was working on in this post. This dress is that project. A few weeks ago I realized I wanted a new dress for Easter, but since I had a big commission sewing job coming up, which would take up my machine for practically the whole month of April, I had only two weeks to make the dress from muslin mock-up to the last stitches on the “costume”* slip. Well, I did it! And I even used a vogue pattern too!
This was my first time EVER working with voile and I actually like it! Good thing too, since my next two projects involve that specific material. This specific voile is some vintage 1930’s/40’s Flower basket printed cotton which I got in a lot of fabric which I wrote about here. I call it my Basket of Flowers Dress because the print reminds me of the Lamplighter book of the same title. With the addition of the lace it evokes even more of a sense of the 18th century, the time period that I always imagined the book in.
This was also my first time ever doing a snap placket. I ended up doing two snap plackets, since I needed to do one on the slip for this dress. You can see a bit of the slip in the photo below. For both dresses I used vintage patterns, you can see the specific pattern names in the details below.
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Overall I’m pretty pleased with how this dress came out! I didn’t have to take out ANY seams (now that’s a first!), but the lace is a bit itchy. Anyone have any remedies for that??? I can’t wait to wear this dress for Easter! Oh, and another quick tidbit, Jessica made me three flowers, they match those in the baskets on the dress, that I’m going to turn into a brooch to wear with this dress. Perhaps I’ll post about that closer to Easter!