I have attempted recently to make a fruity summery dress for this festive season.
I tried the infamous Butterick 4790 walkaway dress, but the waist was way too long and all that bias binding is Way to time consuming to remove. I looked alot like a picnic blanket, eek. It's been filed in the LATER basket.
I also attempted a 90's version of the vogue 6478, in a very fruity lime print, except with a very full skirt. The style 4337 pattern, made me look like Christmas ham, flavoured with limes. I may be able to salvage a skirt from it, but for now it's been put in my LATER basket.
After searching Ebay and paying only $5, I found Vogue 6478, the envelope is tatty, but the pattern was unused in factory folds. I am in love with this pattern. It was pretty easy to make, once I ignored the unclear instructions. I even fully lined it. I spent some time hand stitching openings, the zip and the hem. I am as pleased as a pineapple punch. No alteration needed. I really ought to stop buying prints though, it was tricky to line the pineapple up so my but wasn't ginormous! Oh and I had to buy a new bra and wear in in a crazy way. If I hadn't had 3 babies and breastfed them for a total of 4 years combined, I may have got a way with no bra.
Anyhoo here are a couple of picks of my Fruity festive frock!
And here are my options for my next project. Hmm, a skirt or a dress.....