Today I want to show you my first entry in the Sew Dolly Clackett Contest! I was so happy when this contest was announced because I love Roisin’s style 🙂
The Groovy Girls Dress and Missoni for Lindex flats
I actually wanted to use By Hand London’s Anna dress pattern, but I was afraid it wouldn’t arrive quickly enough, so I decided to make my own version of the pattern.
So I went serching through all of my patterns and in the end I landed on the Portrait Blouse pattern from Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing. I used the drafting instructions for the Chantilly Lace version of the blouse, and I also lenghtened the tucks by ca. 7cm in the front (I left the back tucks original) and shortened the bodice pattern pieces by cutting them off at the waist. I also drafted the A-line skirt pattern and moved the zipper placement from the side to the back.
Here’s the back of the dress:
Finding the right fabric was the most fun part! I was thinking a long time about some fabric choices and actually cut out a dress in a lovely cotton with flowers.
But I couldn’t resist my old curtains (I had them when I was about 10 years old), and decided to give them a go. And I must say, I quite like it! 🙂
Of course there is some things I would change, and plan to do some day, like replacing the self-fabric bias tape with facings in the neckline and armholes.
Here’s a better picture of my shoes:
I wanted to match my shoes to the striped trousers on the girl to the right 🙂
It sure was a windy day when we were taking these pictures. My hair is all messy!
Next up: My 2nd entry!