That dress escaped a tragic fate…..

I bought this pretty fabric one year ago in England and planned to make a dress but didn t have a precise idea.

Recently I took a look at my patterns collection and wanted something easy to sew and to wear. This Vintage Vogue pattern with a V neck looked great and I thought a stripped fabric would enhance the bias cut bodice. I then decided to use my lovely anchors fabric.

I do not like that much dirdnl type skirts and went for my fav skirt type, a half circle.

Then I cut the bodice and……….DAMNED! I only had enough fabric for the front bodice!

As the bodice is cut on the bias it requires more fabric than a bodice cut on the grain ……..

So frustrating!!!!!

I asked to my personnal coach aka husby if he ever saw a dress with a back bodice in a totally different fabric than the front….. But really I couldn t picture it for that dress!


I was lucky enough to return to England shortly after and even more lucky to find the exact same fabric to be able to finish that dress with all the respect it deserved!


I m very happy with the result and will probably buy bigger coupons in the future to avoid any other bad surprise like this one!



I am pretty sure I ll soon make an other dress with this very nice and easy pattern.

I also might use the bodice pattern to make a leopard print top to wear with my tartan skirt:



5 thoughts on “That dress escaped a tragic fate…..

  1. I love your dress! I live in the UK so I will have to keep my eye open for this fabric. The belt really sets it off too.

    • Thank you!
      You can find this lovely and very good quality cotton at Fabricland ( a lot of shops in different places in England, also a website).
      Regarding the belt , it s just Primark, but i love elasticated belts on vintage style dresses.

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