The Hundred Dresses: Day 92

Today is a twofer; here’s gown 1:

This is McCall’s 8484, which I believe I likewise made when in a striped seersucker version that didn’t survive. I don’t wear this that much since the bodice is a bit blousy for my taste. It absolutely needs a belt. I utilized to wear it with a cream-and-green artificial zebra-stripe sash, which seems absurd however really worked.

I do truly like the collar:

Side zip, eh:

The pockets are actual lining material, which I don’t truly ever do unless I believe they will show with — as well as this material is both pale sufficient as well as sheer sufficient that I believed it would:

I didn’t do a extremely great task on the back neck, although it was one of my preferred features of the pattern:

This is one of my preferred liberty prints — I desire I understood the name of it! — as well as I have a standing bounty on it, let me understand if you have any type of to sell. So when I went back to the UK in 2007, I gotten some a lot more as well as made this:

I can’t discover the pattern this was made of — I understand I made one more version in gray sateen that I abandoned halfway with as it ended up appearing like the uniform of somebody enslaved in a Magdalene laundry. It was all about the midriff band, which is type of next to the point in a material this busy:

The back is likewise gathered for a bit bit of a train effect:

Here’s a better look at the bodice — I liked the curve of the v-neck, too:

And the side zip:

Man, I desire I had a lot more of this material …

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