I’ve really been wanting to make something with this anchor fabric from Joann’s for well over a year, July 4th just seemed like a good excuse, right? To make it more festive, I decided to line the bodice with red sateen. Originally, I was also going to make a bow for the center of the bodice and a red petticoat, but time constraints put a stop to that!
The pattern is another one from Gertie’s latest book, which is kind of a mix and match type thing. This one is the surplice bodice and 3/4 circle skirt. FULL DISCLOSURE: while this pattern is lovely, it isn’t magic, I’m wearing a corset here. For more info, check out my blog, Sewn by Ashley