Summer wrap frock

I started making this cute frock for Christmas …. last year, I mean 2012.
As usual I whipped it up to a certain point & then other things (school production, 12 dance corsets, Christmas presents) took over & it sat in my sewing room taunting me for 14 months.
Finally a free day yesterday & I sat down with some trashy tv (final season Dawsons Creek – so terrible) & finally finished hand catching the lining, buttonhole & buttons – no need for a hem with this fabric.
Part of the hold up was my completely loathing of button holes, but I was on a roll after 21 button holes on wedding waistcoats for a client.
I think it’s quite sweet.


Blue & white gingham with broderie trimmed edge from my stash.
Buttons left over from a production of Anything Goes 2008.
McCall’s Pattern 7248 circa 1964
No overlocking, as the skirt was in one piece & I fully lined the bodice.
I think I’ll wear it tomorrow for the 40C forecast weather in Melbourne.

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I am a costume designer & mobile seamstress. For as long as I can remember I have loved everything do do with sewing & creating. I would spend hours sitting at the end of my Mama's bed sifting through the fabric trunk & sorting the button tin. I made my first dress at 5 for my Barbie, & my first me size seersucker skirt with the sewing machine at 7. I have a ridiculous number of patterns & reference books, far too much fabric, wool & haby, & an alarming number of sewing machines.


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4 comments… add one

  • I think it is lovely, so glad you finally finished it and can wear it.

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  • So cute! I love the buttons and lower cut of the back. It looks like a perfect warm-weather frock.

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  • A perfect, classic style and so beautiful-I love the blue and white!

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  • This is lovely! The back is really sweet and the border is gorgeous!

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