Elsa Schiaparelli, eat your heart out.
We have scrimps, pineapples, bananas, cherries, strawberries, cocktails, olives and flowers as well as several lobsters on our dress.
The old school hat, autographed by your school friends is an optional accessory.
Pattern: BurdaStyle 06-2013 120
Size: 36-44, I made a 40 for Felicity.
Fabric: Ikea curtaining cotton. I think Felicity might have inherited my liking for Ikea furnishing fabric.
Changes I made
FBA for fit. I’ve not done an FBA on a bodice without a waist seam before so I wasn’t certain how to lose the extra width from the waist down. I left it in, figuring that more ease around the hips and skirt wouldn’t be a problem. Its not, except that I didn’t realign the pockets or add extra width in to them, so they don’t line up with the darts. On this fabric, it’s hardly noticeable.
No interfacing. I like the soft finish that interlining with self fabric or cotton gives, so that’s what I used here for the collar and neck band. I didn’t interline the front facing, and probably should have for button sewing on durability.
And talking about buttons… there was some indecision about this. So why not use them all?
She does retro well doesn’t she?