Sunday, March 14, 2010

Igor, frock and hat

Last week I did a practice pack for next week's trip and thought I had everything. But then I read the weather for Los Angeles and apparently it is around 25-27 Celcius - so I though I'd better pack a sundress!
Notwithstanding the fact I have about one billion sundresses, I thought I should make another. This is a combo of the vintage Butterick 8149, the skirt from New Look 6699, and a band made up on the spot...

It's not actually a halter, I just haven't finished attaching the straps to the back. I also thought I should make a little bolero to pop over the top if it is even sunnier. This is a frankenpattern of Simplicity 3748 and McCalls 5006. I shall call her Igor:

I also decided to make a hat (why the hell not!) It is the baddana fabric on one side, and some leftover hawaiian print barkcloth on the other:

This is made from the Wild Ginger software called 'Wild Things!' which is a free download of fashion accessories patternmaking software.