I did a couple of quick sketches to get an idea of what I was aiming for (sorry about the quality I'm not exactly talented at drawing!). I love the Breakfast at Tiffany's dress and that basically where I got the idea from but decided to modernize it a little. The skirt will be gathered and short to make it cute and girly. The open back will have pearl beads running across it to give it the classy feel. The front will be very simple with a boat neckline and side bust darts.
|Back of the dress with pearls running across|
|Front of the dress with simple bodice and gathered skirt|
So here goes.....
What you will need:
- muslin or other cheap fabric in a light color
- dress form in your size
- lots of pins
- something to mark the fabric chalk or a pencil will work fine
1. Cut out a piece of muslin that will fit fully over one side of the dress form - add a few inches extra and overestimate as its a pain when you cut it too small. Then fold this piece in half and iron down the fold line so it leaves a crease mark.
2. Lay the fabric over the dress form so that the fold line goes down the middle and pin in place down the centre line.
|Cut out back pattern with no seam allowances|