Monday, 27 January 2014

Strawberry dress

 Six hours, no lunch and several re-plays of Marina and the Diamonds later....

...I have a new dress!


This is the sister-dress to the Daisy dress. It's the same pattern with a neckline variation.


 This is the pattern... the version I made is the white/floral version on the left

Alterations:  I left the waist ties off because they just annoy me.
I extended the front yoke to make it deeper because, in the design photo, it just looks like a strip of fabric, and slightly strangulatory. I wanted it to look like it was actually part of the dress.

Dropping it seemed to affect the neckline, so I had to add a couple of little tucks to the neckline, under the yoke. You can sort of see them here.

I also dropped the waist waaaay down in front, giving it a curve. This is more flattering than the Daisy Dress but still not awesome. I think gathered skirts and me Just Don't Go Together.


  1. A lovely dress - you look gorgeous. I was surprised it was a modern pattern because the design has a real vintage look about it. The fabric is very cute and summery.

  2. I love how happy you look in the 7th picture. Love this dress on you. :)

  3. LOVE the fourth picture form the bottom!!!
    And I love this frock! Such a cute design, and I reckon you look pretty damned hot in a gathered skirt! The neckline is fantastic, and again, a great fabric!
    I have SO much fabric stashed away, and I am DETERMINED to use it before I buy any more! You'll be pleased to know I'm most of the way through the bodice of a new frock!!! EEEK!

  4. Aww, so cute! I love frutty prints. I also like to sew, so we have something in common :)

  5. some more strawberries. ... seams to be your favourite print at this time. love t his dress too.

  6. What a perfectly fabulously strawberry dress hat trick you've scored lately!!! I'm just as in love with this darling gem as I was the other two. Clearly, you are a berry adoring lass after my own heart! :)

    ♥ Jessica

  7. Wonderful print, wonderful shape and magic smile.

  8. I Love it !! You look so good in it !!