I love to sew vintage and nothing inspires me more than a fantastic, bold and beautiful print. When I was visiting my favorite vintage fabric source, Upcycle Exchange in St. Louis, I came across this print that just screamed BUY ME! It was an amazing vintage organza. It was perfect and I decided it would make for the most perfect valentines day dress. I knew exactly which pattern to use – the zip front day dress form Gertie Sews Vintage. It has been a favorite patter as of late. It has just the right flare to feel vintage but not so much that I feel like I am in a costume. The collar is just lovely and I like the ease in just zipping it up and out you go!
The amazing floral print organza needed something underneath, so I decided to underline the dress with this amazing silk/linen blend I had in my stash. It has been so long since I worked with linen and it really threw me on the cutting. After some very slow cutting, I decided to use fusible tricot cut on the bias to re-enforce all of the edges. Assembly was a bit slow too as I had to hand-baste all of the layers together on the bodice. After some time in assembly, I put it on the dress form to hang. Wow did that bias really stretch on the silk/linen! I am super happy with the final result!