I have to confess I’m happier than most to begin to see signs of spring. Last year this time I was in the throws of morning sickness so I’m embracing every white, pink and pastel color this spring has to offer, starting with this white neoprene from moodfabrics.com.My original vision for this dress was a boxy mini dress, but once I got started, I loved the way the pleating and darts responded to the neoprene. The pattern used for this dress was my loved Vogue V8840 shirt pattern which has gone through many transformations including these here here and here.
The pattern alterations are as follows:
-Added 2.5″ to the width
-Added 10″ to the length
-Added 4 darted pleats to the front and back of the dress
-Added a 9″ zipper to the back of the neck
-Added a 1″ rolled collar
-Hand stitched the hem
Using pins, create the pleats with the dress inside out to achieve the proper fit. Once the fit is
correct, baste stitch. Repeat this process for the back, which is more challenging unless someone
does it for you.
|Clutch- DIY here
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