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Comment by Trish Blair on April 29, 2011 at 4:27am

The Facts 
Fabric: Cotton/Lycra from Spotlight about $A80
Pattern: McCalls 9400
Year: c. 1953
Notions: Just thread, no zip necessary due to stretchy fabric - gotta love that!
Time to complete: 8
First worn: August 2009
Wear again? Yes!


Sorry!  This dress is not new but it if my favourite and I really wanted to share it with you!  The pattern is one I have now used twice and it is so accurate and sews up beautifully.  I did have to adjust when I first made it - making it bigger in the bodice and longer - because I am tall.  It  has a lovely "bosum" section and bound neckline, an inverted pleat at the waist.  I love this dress as it is so feminine and so comfortable.


The fascinator is a UFO that I finished tonight just in time for the wedding.  I had intended to wear it to the Melbourne Cup but I didn't end up going.  It was one I got at Target for about $A15 and remade by covering with polka dot tulle and adding the red flower, then glueing the small black feathers in - bit fiddly.  Would need to remake it as it is too heavy and keeps slipping down.


I do wear hats quite often - here in Australia we really need them - it gets so hot and the glare is so strong.  My children have to wear them to school every day - "No hat - No play" is the school's policy.


Best wishes to Prince William and Katherine - I hope their mairraige is long and happy!


Comment by Jen on April 29, 2011 at 4:39am
Lovely dress  - I love it when you can leave out the zip. Well done on the hat too. How do you get to stay on???
Comment by Trish Blair on April 29, 2011 at 4:46am
Thanks!  With difficulty, it is on a headband, but the big red flower tips it off - needs a rethink!
Comment by Judy Roberson on April 29, 2011 at 7:57am
Love your dress,so pretty.


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