Sunday, June 01, 2008

Just for the record...

I'm off to see Wanda Jackson - The Queen Of Rockabilly! - in a couple of weeks so I thought I should make a frock for the occasion.

It so happens I had 4 or so yards of record print fabric (see first small pic on this previous stashpost) and a new Simplicity pattern (3774) to try out. It's one of those ones that you look at and think it is rather no-thank-you, but when you have a closer look realise it Has Potential:
Look at that sweet crossover bodice! Those little sleeves! Forget the aqua and pink abomination of a fabric...

So here is the bodice part - I frankensteined an almost full circle skirt on, but I am waiting for delivery of a couple of crinoline petticoats and shall wait to post the full thing until then.

EDITED TO ADD: I've stuck the with-petticoat pics on Sew Retro to encourage reluctant petticoat wearers out there.


The bodice is lined - inside there are darts rather than pleats, so it sits very nicely. I think the pleats might be lost a little in this rather *ahem* busy fabric, but they do make a nice shape.

6 comments:

kitty said...

I must say that is one flattering neckline. I do have that pattern, I checked, hurrah!

moggy said...

It is rather nice, isn't it? I think it would be smashing in either satin or that dupioni silk with two different colours woven in... and a sassy pencilled skirt.

I finished my black pinafore as well, but since it was the same as three others I have, I didn't post.

Jessica said...

Lovely!

Side Seams said...

I love the dress. I have the pattern but have not made it yet. Looks like it fits great too!

The solemn cat said...

Adorable dress! Another pattern for me to add to the sewing pile!

The MSILF said...

I love this pattern! It's sooooo flattering - the gathers, the neckline that doesn't look conservative but is, and it's really, really easy! I made it here, if you're interested. I'm totally flat on top and wide on the bottom, and it really worked.

http://sarainisrael.blogspot.com/2008/04/pesach-2008.html