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.
Posted by kitty at Monday, October 20, 2008