My friend Tam held a fancy pants tea party this weekend. I wanted to make a dress to wear and as usual left it to the last minute and whipped it up the night before. It turned out for the event, but if I were to wear it again I’d make more adjustments.
New Look #6557 bodice D
- straps instead of a halter
- completely different skirt – I wanted a 50’s looks skirt therefore improvised with a wide piece of fabric with lots of gathering
- I added about ten cm of length to the bust piece so it wasn’t indecent and added a few cm’s to the width. I overestimated though and ended up making a whole pile of adjustments (my bodice has darts!) so I’d be more careful with that next time.
- I shortened the bodice so the skirt started at my waist.
Time to make:
I like this pattern. I’ve made the red/white dress before in a navy and red cherry print with pleasing results.