Monday, October 20, 2008


I was chatting with my friend S late last week, and she described a frock she had tried on in a boutique, which had a neck flounce. I was inspired to try a dress with a flounce, and this is what I came up with. I used McCalls 8223 for the bodice and attached a different, slightly A-line skirt because bengaline + waist gathers = tragedy.
I winged it on the flounce. I cut out a circle with a little triangular bite on the top, and pleated it until it folded how I wanted it to.

The fabric is bengaline, which didn't make for the flounciest of flounces (not helped by making a facing out of the same fabric and having to tack the flounce down to the front bodice so it didn't drag the neckline down) but I like it just the same.

I think I'll make a black one out of a light knit, for extra flounciness.


livebird said...

Flouncey, flouncey, oooh such a good time (I hope you watched The Mighty Boosh, or that will be completely lost on you.)

This frock is grand. Love that colour.

My, wouldn't this be grand to wear during Dressember?? C'arn, sign up to the flickr group -

KibitzKnitz said...

LOVE this! The color, sleek design and neck detail add up to FAB; Good Job!

Dawn said...

I love that new dress. The color is perfect!!

moggy said...

I can see I am going to have to do some heavy sewing on my return to keep up with your productivity, young lady!