Friday, 13 January 2012

The Movie Project 2012 No 1 - Audrey Refashion.

I've had this fabric sitting in my stash for a couple of months. It was a table cloth! I loved the pattern, but felt it too sheer, so I've teamed it with a lemon cotton for a lining.

After the debacle that was my first pattern magic attempt I decided to go for something simpler and more classic. As I've set myself the challenge of creating outfits inspired by the movies I thought it was about time I made something for that.

In Sabrina Fair
I just love Audrey Hepburn's style (and I know I'm not the only one). She is the queen of the boat neck, and I drew inspiration from these pieces.

The beautiful boat neck wedding dress.

The style is so flattering - as long as you're not too top heavy and is classy and elegant to boot.

Audrey's Oscar dress - even the fabric looks similar!

I used a self drafted bodice. I used Aldrich's Metric Pattern Cutting, but having made up pieces to my exact measurement as directed I found that there was too much ease for this style and adapted a smaller size which would give me about 6cm ease on the bust rather than 10cm. It gave a much closed fit and suited the style better. I added waist darts and rotated the bust dart into the armscye.

I used the edge of the front neckline as the lowest point on the neck edge and made a slight curve to make the shoulders about 4cm wide. The back neck is a gentle V shape, which eliminated the need for the back dart.
The skirt was a simple gathered rectangle and a lapped zipper at centre back.

I even got to use my new overlocker - Woo Hoo.

Fabric - gifted table cloth £0
Zip - £1.10
Thread - from my stash
Pattern - self drafted.
= very cheap dress :)


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