..and following on from talking about some of my favourite things and other quotes from Sound of Music..
I give you dresses made from curtains for attending the Sound of Music this week in Adelaide.
We thank IKEA for supplying the raw materials
and Nanette for organizing the tickets (and photobombing on the night)
The musical was fantastic.
We had a ball.
Thanks to the awesome ladies at the bar who instantly got why we were dressed like this. Our night would have been complete if we’d also managed to get a photo with the two guys in lederhosen…
Burdastyle 02/2011 #101
Burdastyle 03/2015 #121 with the in seam pockets of #122
42 for mine, with no changes
38 for Felicity with an FBA and raised neckline. I’d made this dress for her previously in 2011, she still wears it (despite my prediction, this turned out to be a much loved dress) and it still just fits so I used the previously adjusted pattern.
Not a perfect fit, but well and truly fit for purpose
Fabric: Ikea cotton curtains. It’s a somewhat loose weave, so I used strips of interfacing to reinforce the neck lines of both, and the raglan sleeves on the bodice of my dress. I know. I probably will never wear it again, but I couldn’t help myself.
The hems and side seams of the curtain were repurposed as the hems and side slits on my dress, and the eyelets and rings made a nice feature on Felicity’s dress. Also, no hemming by me at all of both dresses. That’s got to be a win!
Yes, the side slits do come up quite high.
And how great is my daughter? How many eighteen year olds would be happy to wear matching mum and daughter floral frocks?