This dress is both thrifty and fashionable 🙂 I bought this left-over curtain material from a flea market for 3 Euros and drafted up this vintage-inspired concoction.
I’ve recently been obsessing over vintage drafting manuals and have tried various kimono + gusset shapes to make a variety of close-fitting kimono-sleeved tops and dresses. This dress has kimono sleeves with gusset-like panels underneath the arms that shape into princess seams. I have a schematic of this on my blog if this explanation didn’t quite make sense. 🙂
The skirt is cut out of 4 rectangles and pleated. This was the only way I could squeeze out a somewhat voluminous skirt out of the little fabric I had. At the back I cut a V-shaped neckline.
I love this dress and the neon pink flowers of the material. It’s such a happy, summery dress 🙂
For more pics and infos, you can visit my blog.
Happy Vintage Sewing!