Well, our play opens tonight – which means that all of my toiles have been turned into garments, and everything is fit and ready to go! Now I get to play catchup and post some fun things.
This dress ended up being my absolute favorite – the combination of the dress design and the fabric made it the perfect little 1930′s day dress. My post about the toile is here – here’s the finished product!
A few notes: the dress was done using a combination of vintage techniques, theatre techniques, and modern sewing techniques. A colleague showed me a super easy way to do machine rolled hems on chiffon last year, so the sleeves are machine hemmed. The skirt is hand-hemmed using hem tape (I love hem tape!). All internal pieces are serged around the edges and then stitched, for durability and to give us the option to alter at a later date for another production.
Unfortunately, the pleats at the front and back don’t show up well in the chiffon – but it’s still super cute!