I will warn you though, before you start to dream about all those pretty whimsical one offs that would just complete your wardrobe..... pattern drafting isn't for the faint or impatient of heart....
Therefore I am so proud of myself and i am happy to announce it to the blogosphere!
I created this dress from start to finish, i mean completely start to finish.... I started from drafting the bodice & skirt pattern to my measurements, testing only one muslin along the way.. surprisingly i drafted it nearly absolutely perfectly straight up! Smug aren't i? And then cutting out and sewing this little beauty too completion...
Ta da! Bodice
And a little inspiration from Mad Men... I think i need a cute fabric covered belt to complete the dress...
I also drafted and added some in seam pockets.... Bestest idea i have ever had!
I also drafted the neckline quite high, which i love for some reason and it feels so comfortable, modest and still really feminine at the same time....i know it totally goes against the recent look of showing all your bits and bobs to the world as much as possible...
The bodice has a button down front to the waist line, where it then has 3 snap on closures further down, past the waist line ,... obviously so i can get it into it and this is also a quite traditional vintage method in these types of dresses!
I did try a side zip entrance... but meh... i gave myself a break and went for the easier option.. Don't judge :)
Half a dog..... and my favourite skirt length.
I used bias binding to finish the arm holes and neckline, time consuming and i will admit its not my favourite thing to do, but it gives the dress a cleaner finish.
This is the fabric that i brought so much of.. cause i love it and also because it was on sale, that i was able to make the bateau top from it, check out this post dipping-my-tootsies. ( photos still to come).
It is also a nice light cotton, which when worn on a recent 40 degree day here in Melbourne was quite comfortable.
What'd think? You like?
Have you ever drafted from scratch?