So now that summer is officially over, let me start catching up on posting my summer sewing! Ha.
This is a luverly lightweight cotton lawn in a small coral & aqua floral print on an ivory background. The perfect fabric for DC summers – I want a whole closet full of cotton lawn dresses for summer here!
The bodice is a hack from this vintage pattern in my collection – altered to be sleeveless, the front cut on the fold and have a waistband:
The skirt has three sets of double box pleats in both the front and backs
Which reminds me that the dress is also a mash-up of two vintage patterns. I used this one for the skirt, only I used the front piece for both front and back – the actual pattern has a plain, A-line piece for the backs and I wanted pleats all round:
I did an exposed zipper at the back both to try and cut down on the sucrose level of this dress just a teensy bit and because I’m lazy.
I’m wearing a white cotton lawn petticoat I made earlier underneath to give the skirt just a little more fullness.
The necklace is my coral bead one with matching earrings from Dames a la Mode.
Necklace and little accent bow close-up!
And a couple of interior shots to finish off showing my (now) usual technique of lining the bodice only and with cotton lawn to keep it lightweight and cool
And that’s about it!