This dress isn’t made from a vintage pattern or vintage fabric, but it is very much inspired by two vintage dresses which I thought might interest some of you. The two dresses were both worn by Marilyn Monroe and are just gorgeous!
A cherry print one from The Misfits….
My dress is a sort of mish-mash of the two, but I think the cherry print fabric and the classic halter neck pattern (V8727) really add to the vintage look of it.
It was a joy to sew! I lined the entire dress with white silk cotton and other than a few adjustments to fit (mainly around the bust and hips), it came together pretty easily. Can you tell I love it?! Now we just need the rain in the UK to stop so I can actually wear it!
More photos and construction details can be found on my blog Handmade Jane. x