I did it! I finally made a Village Frock!
This dress is intended for Dolly's Easter dress. I'm not sure how I managed to get it together with the house, but I did. I'm tickled with how it came out.
I've wanted to make a Village Frock since I saw Dana's (and this one!). However, it was already out of print by the time I had learned of them. Fast foward to last year, and a dear reader offered to send me a copy, from Spain no less! Thank you so much, Maria. :)
The fabric is from Tanya Whelan's Delilah line. I purchased it on sale last winter in hopes of making a dress for Dolly.
Here is a detail of the buttons. I used fabric scraps from Sister's Jump Rope Dress for the buttons. I found my covered button kit on etsy. I reduced the number of buttons to five, just because I like odd numbers. I also sewed the bottom of the opening closed for modesty issues.
I added topstitching along the yokes and gathered sleeves. It looks nice, and reinforces my hand stitching.
I also added a contrast hem for fun. I thought a little bit of blue peeking out would be fun. I made it similarly to the hem on my Portfolio dress.
Here's another picture of the final product. I'm happy it's done! Don't be intimidated by the gathered yoke and sleeves. This dress is essentially a fancy peasant dress.
I'm also working on a dress for Sister. I seem to be thinking in peasant dress shapes lately, and hers is loosely based on Leila and Ben's Sweet Dress, and my Banded Peasant Blouse Tutorial. Can't wait to show it off, and I'm crossing my fingers I finish it before Sunday! (Done! Check it out HERE.)
If you need a fun late minute Easter basket idea, you might want to try my Fabric Easter Basket Tutorial. Sadly, we probably won't be using ours this year, because they are buried in the storage unit.
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