This dress was one of many projects I completed over the Christmas break, it is most certainly my favourite, and also the only one that I got to keep.
I used an easy vogue pattern which I bought March last year when I first started learning how to sew. Deeming it too difficult, it got pushed to the bottom of the pattern box and forgotten. Come Christmas time I decided to make dresses for my friends for christmas. I had found a fantastic roll of mystery blue silk like fabric at St. Vinnies - close to 15 metres for a mere $7 and now just needed the perfect patterns. I figured if we were all going to have dresses in the same fabric, they must at least be different patterns. I dug out a few 50's full skirt patterns and Tadah! there was the easy vogue with the pretty bow back.
Just bewteen you and me, this dress was actually destined for another. However, upon trying it on I felt it was simply to perfect to part with, it fit like a glove - it was to be MY new christmas dress (sorry Mel!). So, with 5 hours left of christmas eve I got busy cutting, pinning and stitching and churned out another for her present.
I eagerly await the day we all show up in our matching blue ensembles, the sydney version of the Van Trapp girls.