Fabric: Cotton from Joann's "baby" collection. $1 a yard!
Lining- Lined with the same fabric.
Pattern: Vintage Vogue 8789
Year: circa 1957
Notions: zipper and 3 hooks
Time to complete: I can not remember the time. It was not very long once I got the darts right.
First worn: July 2012.
Wear again? Yes! I love the dress.
Accessories: Remix reproduction shoes (worth every penny), thrifted hat (changed the ribbon), pearl earrings, straw bag, trusty parisole (it was so hot!), crocheted gloves, petticoat that I "made" from a thrifted wedding petticoat.
This dress was one of those "this is too easy to be true" dresses where you know something is going to go wrong! I did not like how the darts sat and redid them about a million times! I also do not like how the arm hole lining sits. I would make it longer. I notched it a bunch and it still did not sit correctly. The pictures were taken in Rich's aunt/uncle's yard and then at the park the wedding was held in. There's a few piccys!
|I had to add a cute shot of the "soon to be"|
|Such nerds! Doing our own photo shoot while the bride and groom took pics!|
Although cute, the pictures don't show all the work in the dress. This dress seriously required EPIC gathering. I used Colette's trick of three lines of basting to gather.
I am proud of how closely I matched up the lines. This is only my second cheveron dress and I am pleased with it :)