A very Belgian style dress… the sewing pattern came from a Belgian sewing book...
|Back (I am trying to do a better job with pattern matching on bodice backs)|
|Inside front (the dress is completely lined, the gold polka dots give a fun surprise)|
Pattern: 'Stof voor durf-het-zelvers' book (= 'Fabric for dare-it-yourselfers') Pattern 8 bodice, pleated skirt made out of a rectangular piece of fabric (17 inches by 42.5 inches), skirt is entire width of the fabric with 4 pleats in the front and 4 in the back (each pleat is about 1 inch deep)
Size: 122-128 cm
Notions: 12-14 inch invisible zipper
Canada geese cotton, Kathleen Keil Hill for Timeless Treasures Fabrics
yellow pima cotton for belt which was made the same way I made the red one for the Belgian style dress
skirt lining is gold polka dots from JoAnn
bias binding for hem on skirt lining was the same yellow pima cotton that was used for the belt
thread belt loops
headband crown (In place of the quilt batting I used white fleece)
This is the fifth dress I have sewn from this book, see the first 4: Pattern 8 and Flap Collar.
PS If you are curious to see more items made from the patterns in the 'Stof voor durf-het-zelvers' book check out the 'Stof voor durf-het-zelvers' flickr group.