Daughter No2 cleaned out her wardrobe yesterday, and found she has 26 dresses, one more and she could have her own movie…. This is Dress no 26, using the multi-panelled bodice from the Simply Red dress and the 4-gored skirt from the True Blue dress, but this time not cut on the bias.
The fabric is a black and turquoise print that was sent to me by a friend in America, one of her bargain buys from an estate sale. Why don’t we have those in the UK?? The print has a real Eighties feel, so I’m calling this dress her “Footloose Dress”!
Another success! The bodice on this and the previous two dresses is essentially the same, only the True Blue Dress has no panels, but it is in the skirts that all the difference really appears. The Simply Red dress skirt was cut with the grainline parallel to the centre front and back, the True Blue Dress has a 4 panel skirt, the grain is on the bias. For this dress I used the same pattern pieces for the skirt, but the grainline runs down the centre of each skirt panel, making it much more fluid.
Do you play with grainlines too??