Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Odette dress

I made this dress for the Perfect Pattern Parcel #6.

It is the Odette dress pattern by Bluegingerdoll.

At the time I made it my partner who is my resident photographer was away on a surf trip so I didn't get as many shots up as I'd like. I met up with him on the surf trip and he managed to snap a few shots off for me.

As I mentioned in the previous post the dress was an easy one day sewing project. Cutting and pasting the pattern was probably the most time consuming but once that was done it was a very easy dress to sew.

I used a gorgeous Liberty print from Tessuti fabrics which has colourful little pears all over it. A very retro vibe to it which fits well with the Odette dress pattern.

I didn't add the little insert at the centre front as I thought it looked a bit constricting so I added some buttons for decoration instead. I also shortened it so it sits above the knee. It made me look a bit frumpy below the knee as I'm very "petite".

I would definitely recommend this pattern for beginners and intermediate sewists.