So I have been on the lookout for a circle skirt design pattern for quite some time and just so happened to come across one! Excitement! It was only a skirt pattern though so I used the top part of another dress pattern and combined the two for this beauty of a dress down here.
When going off pattern it can get a little tricky and I had to make a couple of alterations to the dress in order for it to fit together. For instance; the zipper seam for the skirt was on the side, but the zipper seam for the top was down the middle of the back. So I had to add in a seam at the back on the skirt so it would all sit together better. Learning curve.
I'm a big fan of the circle skirt design, that's where if the skirt was fanned out on the ground it would create a circle, as it is very flattering and sits nicely on the body. The pattern has a short and a long version and I thought I would try long first. The length is always important; it changes the whole look and makes this dress feel very period for me. I'm now thinking of doing a line of 60's dresses, along with petticoats. Swish!
Materials: Single bed blanket cover from Marsden St Vinnies, zipper from Reverse Garbage Woolloongabba, circle skirt sewing pattern from Indooroopilly McIntyre Centre op shop
Cost to make: $4.25