Monday, September 12, 2011

You'll go Riding with the Horses

That's the way it's gonna be little Darling.....  An invitation to a day at the Races and some vintage horse themed fabric meant that I made myself a new frock.

Made from McCall's 5891 from 1961.  A simple yet stunning dress with a low back.  I opted to line the dress with some cotton voile for modesty, so I left off the facing.  Because the horse fabric was vintage I had to slim the skirt shape a little, omit the pockets and make a contrasting belt.  I chose to put the bow detail on the back above the zip just to cover that little gap and made the belt bowed, because I really do think the bow is sweet.  I also added horse hair braid in the hem to give a nice full skirt.  I do really like this dress and I think I will make a slim skirt version.  Va voom.
McCall's 5891
 I literally made this dress the day before and was really hoping I didn't stuff anything up.  Thankfully it was all smooth sailing. Looking at the pictures, there are a couple of fitting issues with the bodice, I am always slouching though, so perhaps it is a lot to do with posture.
close up
The line up


  1. Totally cute!!
    I love it all :-)))
    I get that same gapey thing around my bust/bodice. Do you think it's a narrow shoulders problem?

  2. Love this and the other dress from Sew Retro. I'm now a follower. :) Happy sewing.

  3. Hi Khriste,
    This is so adorable especially with the trim. My kids are aways in the pics too! Cuties.Can you post it at my linky party?