The last blooms…are on my dress. It’s Autumn in Queensland, and although it’s still very warm, the flowers are mostly gone.
Back to dressmaking…I made this halter neck mullet dress. Now that is something that usually doesn’t belong in my closet…halter neck? Mullet dress? Hardly wear any of them. I’m usually a sleeves and symmetry kind of girl. But the fabric – one of Gertie’s “Garden Rose” designs – has a border print of roses which may work with this pattern, so I gave it a go. The mullet hem made me look quite short, but oh well! Heels to the rescue!
Pattern: New Look 6264, “Project Runway”, View A
Size made: 4 (sizes 4-16 included)
Pattern pieces: 9 for view A
Fabric: 100% Polyester, 148cm width, 2m length, bought from Spotlight
Modifications: Bodice and skirt pieces all cut on crossgrain to accommodate border design; Topstitched waist ties due to puffiness; Eliminated thread carrier for waist tie
New Techniques used: Neck and waist casing; Button loops; Armhole finish with single fold bias tape