Soooo, this was the fabric that yelled “I WANNA BE A V8789″ at me all across the Neukölln fabric market.
But, as I mentioned in The Betty/Don-Dress, I was a bit cowed by the task of making the stripes match in the front O.O
So I didn’t cut the pieces out of double layers of fabric, but I cut each piece from one single layer.
And it worked!
Look at that!
This is quite possibly the most perfect seam in the history of sewing!
For the dress I again chose box pleats, which was a bit difficult here, since I wanted to match the stripes in the fabric.
In the end, I had two stripes “laying on top” and six stripes folded away behind. There is quite a lot of overlap behind the scenes
In the next days I’ll go to the Nadelwald to get Swantje to help me with marking the hem.
And I already have to pieces cut out for a third version of this dress, this time in more playful floral stripes
Pattern: Vogue Vintage 8789
Mods: no waist-stay, box pleats instead of gathers for the skirt, bust darts slightly more gentle
Specials: finished edges by binding in bias tape, handpicked zipper