Sunday, 30 November 2014

Grey Suit Part 3: The Dress

All parts of my suit are finally done! Yaay! I wanted the final part to be a dress with a full skirt so I could move around freely in drama lessons. I don't know whether you've tried doing drama or sitting cross legged on the floor wearing a pencil skirt, but I can tell you now that it doesn't work very well. 
The design of the dress was dictated entirely by how much, or rather how little fabric I had left after the blazer and the skirt. I was determined to have a reasonably full skirt so I went with a half circle. The bodice is princess seamed because the pattern pieces took up less space than my darted bodice block. It was a heavily altered vogue 2370 dress which I just cut off at the waist used for my robin hood costume here and stardust costume here.
 The center front did have to have a vertical and horizontal seam, as did the back. Everything was overlocked, and the arm and neck holes finished with bias binding. The hem was overlocked and turned over once and the dress is fastened with an invisible zip.
It'll be good to wear with tights and shirts underneath for the winter months and without for the summer months so hopefully it'll be a really versatile piece.
Thanks very much for reading and to Ed for taking pictures, JUST before it got too dark.
Lauren xx

4 comments:

  1. Wow! You'll have an entire coordinated wardrobe in no time. I love that you took on such an ambitious project: you evidently have the perseverance it takes to get you through it. Great job: it (and you) looks fabulous!

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    1. Aww thank you! I'm working towards a co-ordinated wardrobe slowly but steadily!

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  2. Very cute (and versatile) dress! I love the way you've styled it here!

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    1. Thank you! I feel the need to expand on my belt collection.

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