It has been a long journey . . . but my first self-drafted dress is complete, and I have the pictures to prove it!
I am pretty darn proud of this one! It feels completely mine (with a bit of inspiration from Mr. Dior, of course).
I finally put my dress form to good use and draped the bodice and skirt, made myself a corselette from cotton bobbinet, and put together the largest petticoat I have ever made! I also managed to make a little hat to top off the look at the very last minute.
That petticoat is so fluffy, in fact, that I just managed to fit in my car!
And while the dress might not be very practical in a lot of situations, I love it just the same.
I had quite a few lovely comments the day I wore this dress.
In fact, one gentleman called out "1956" as he was walking by. Incredibly enough, this is the very year that the Rose de France dress was designed. I guess I got it right!
Thankfully, the weather played nice, and outerwear was not needed. But come to think of it, a coat with an oversized shawl collar, three-quarter sleeves, and a whole lot of fabric with this print used as a lining might have to happen at some point!
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is my dress!
Dress & Sash: Made by me, self drafted
Petticoat: Made by me
Corselette: Made by me, Simplicity 1183
Hat: Made by me
Necklace: Grandmother’s, borrowed from Mom
Shoes: Blue by Betsy Johnson "Stela"
[Disclosure: My Fabric Designs provided me with a coupon code which was used to purchase a portion of this fabric, but the opinions posted here are my own.]