Yes, I did it again! I found a pattern that I love so much that I made it twice in the same week, but in a different fabric!
I’m a little predictable like that. Regardless I’m still pretty darn happy with this frock.
Now you’ll have to excuse the out of focus pics in this post. I wrangled the husband into photographing the dress as we were running late for a party and he accidentally flicked the camera into manual focus and didn’t focus.
The dress came together very quickly, especially as it has been sewn and fitted twice before. Again I used elastic for the back, but this time instead of three chunky channels of 1 inch elastic, I used about 9 or 10 10mm ones. Basically I used the elastic I had in my stash. I think this dress would work well with a shirred back, but that would have required me to purchase shirring elastic, which I never have. The dress is a little snug to get on and I wish I’d have allowed more ease, but it’s OK. For a full list of the modifications I’ve made to this pattern, please check over my past two posts.
The fabric is a new Anna Maria Horner voile called Fine Feathered in Pomegranate. I love the quality and feel of Free Spirit voile and often jump at the chance of buying some of these more workable prints. I lined the skirt with some plain yellow voile that I had intended to line a tank, but it arrived in a colour that I couldn’t work with. Regardless, it has now been used and I’m happy with that. As you can see I played with the design of the fabric a little with this dress – cutting the waist band horizontally, the centre bust on the grain and the side bust on the bias.
I wore this dress to a birthday party on a predicted stinker that didn’t eventuate, but still it’s light and summery and cool.
Pattern: Burda 06/2010 #118 = free
Fabric: 2 yards Fine Feathered Voile by Anna Maria Horner $28 inc part shipping
Lining: 0.75 yard of yellow Free Spirit Voile $11 inc part shipping
Elastic: 10mm $2.55 for the pack