I have been wanting to try this for SO long. I love girlie details on simple shift dresses and these two experiments are girlie to the extreme! I used my old favourite pattern New Look 6068 but made lots of changes, such as changing to a v-neck and adding the heart cut out and elasticated waist. I used up fabric from my stash for both these projects which had been sitting around for a while so feel good to be clearing out somewhat!
And first, as always, my inspiration:
My first version is a shirt sleeved version, using up some old pink floral viscose fabric from my stash. I wanted it to have a tea-dress, vintage vibe to it. I also adapted the pattern to include a nipped in waist and lace side panels.
|Lace and buttons on bodice front|
|Dress from the front, slightly too bright in the bedroom!|
|Girliest dress, ever?|
|Lace side panel close up|
This next heart cut out dress has long sleeves for the chillier summer evenings and damp days. I really like the 70s vibe this dress has and, from the front, it reminds me of what my mum wore when she was my age. I may like to use this shape again for the winter, in warmer colours. I used a light floral cotton from my stash that had been waiting to be used for a wee while for this summery version
|Groovy, 70s feel!|
|Button detail on bodice front|
|And, of course, the heart and buttons on the bodice back :)|
Hope you like my latest summer frocks, I think this heart cut out motif is one I will be using again in the winter, perhaps covered in lace? I also want to reuse the lace side panel idea, maybe on a dress for the party season. Ooo pattern adaptations!
Thanks for reading x