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Scarlett Hobble Dress 1980

It’s been ages since I posted anything here, although I have sewing lots…this is a Julianna Sissons design created for Scarlett Canon when she was the darling of the London club scene in the 1980s. The pattern is available to download free from the V&A museum here and comes in a size 12. I think it’s only available until Feb 2014, so get it now while you can! I had to grade the pattern up to a 14. It’s made in a red jersey ponte and lined in tricot. While appearing relatively plain, the dress is backless and has three pleats on the left hand side. A truly iconic 80s dress.

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About the author: Full time teacher in college, loves sewing – haven’t bought RTW in years.

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  • PepperReed December 17, 2013, 4:45 pm

    Ooh La La! You look Great and I’m glad it all came together!

  • EmSewCrazy December 17, 2013, 9:19 pm

    This is fabulous! Great job on sticking it out and getting it done.

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