May 9, 2015, we had a Mother's Day luncheon at our church which included a small fashion show. This was my first fashion show but far from my last. I would not call myself a Designer as of yet but it is coming. This fashow show consisted of a few items that I made by using a commercial pattern and one item that I sellf drafted myself. Now, my mother surprised me and brought one of my "Ganny's" dresses that she designed. So without further ado let the show begin!!
This is McCall's 7167 view C. Fabric used: Linen like coral color fabric (that frays like crazy) There were no alterations made to this pattern. I did not use a lining but I would recommend using one as instructed or use the same fabric as a facing for the bodice back and front. The bodice fit perfect but because she is tall I had to made alterations to the waist and crotch area. She loved this romper and the belt was the perfect accessory.
This is a Burda Style pencil skirt pattern 7124 view B. Fabric used was a floral stretch Jacquard (I think) it was very easy to work with. It is a high waist skirt with a back slit. I lined the back upper portion of the skirt because the interfacing is left exposed. There were no alterations done to this skirt. The top belonged to the model.
This is Vogue 9104 view A. Fabric used: Black & white stripe poly/rayon I believe, that I purchased from Walmart a very long time ago. The black fabric used for the contrast color I purchased from Hancock and it is a twill/poly. The model "slayed" this dress. It has a slit in the front and back. It has a hook n eye closure on the top back with a slit that is approximately 6 inches long. There are sides pockets and it is sleeveless as you can see. I love this dress.
My, My, My! When I say I love this skirt. I mean I love this skirt! Yes Sir!!!! The top was created by using Burda Style 6765 view A. Fabric: I found at Hancock on the clearance table. It was $4.95 a yard so I bought all of it every last bit of it!! My model is so petite it only took 1 yard to make this lol. I didn't asked what type of fabric it was but I think it is a poly/rayon and it very lightweight. The skirt was self drafted. I used approximately 8 yards of a cotton twill fabric that I purchased from Hancock. I had them divide the 8 yards up and cut it. I did not want to cut this anymore than I had to. I later opened up the fabric and sewed both pieces together right down the middle. I then folded it down the seam once and then folded it again. I used her hip measurement to cut the waist area and because she is tall I went out 50 inches for the length. It was a lot of work and a lot of fabric. This skirt also has pockets on the side. I used 2 inches of black elastic for my waistband . Overall I love the skirt! I mean I love it!!! Next time I will need to use a heavy duty elastic which I believe I have found on Amazon.
This dress was designed by my "Ganny" the late Lavangirlene Miller. I can only estimate that it was created by her back in the early 1980's, especially since my mother will be trying her hardest to get back into it lol. My model, who is my sister, accessorize this with a belt because it was too big for her. It can be worn with a belt but also without. It should be somewhat fitted to the body. This was my finale and a "hit!" of course so look out for this again because I will be recreating it.
Thanks for stopping by xoxoxo T. Samone J.