50s style, batik, cotton, dress, happy new year, neckline, nye party, petticoat, summer dress
Happy New Year!
What did I do yesterday? Well, I made a dress!
I’ve had this fabric for almost a year, but had yet to come up with the perfect design. Little did I know that the inspiration would hit me on my drive up to Inverness last week when I found out the NYE party I was going to was upgraded to fancy-dress. Here it is!
With the swirls in the fabric, I wanted to go in the opposite direction and add some angels to this dress. I chose to do a three paneled skirt (my new favorite discovery….makes the pockets a lot easier to get to) and instead of rounding the hem, I kept it straight, giving me three points on the skirt, the longest in back and two on the sides. I’m wearing a petticoat in the photos to give the skirt volume, but this should make a nice summer dress once it starts getting warmer.
I didn’t have any other colored zippers on hand, hence the glaring white (that will be changed). The back scoops down, but not so low that you can’t wear a bra.
I also added some pleating details around the neckline that I accentuated with some top-stitching.
Happy New Year to one and all, I hope 2012 brings you much happiness and love.
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