This dress was inspired by a Vivienne Westwood toile dress worn by Dita Von Teese. I originally saw this on Pinterest.
Dress is below mid-knee with lined bodice and midriff, gathered front, flared skirt, back zipper and shoulder strap variations. I made view D.
6-10. There is very little ease in the waist of this pattern. I am no longer a 27" waist of the finished dress. This was my first attempt in redrafting some pattern pieces to a larger size.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the skirt and the fit of the top. With a redrafted skirt, I love the entire thing!
100% Cotton Timeless Treasures French Court Toile in Navy/White from Fabric.com. For the skirt I used a white bridal lining from JoAnn's.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
For the skirt I added 3/4" to the skirt pattern piece and lower bodice. I redrafted this on butcher paper, and cut the pattern pieces. The bust piece of the bodice I did not change.
I self lined the entire bodice, and used a bridal lining for the skirt.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes! This dress was quick and easy to put together. Conclusion:
I like my knock off version of the Vivienne Westwood toile dress, plus it only cost me around $40.00 to make! I can't wait until spring arrives to wear the dress outside!
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