Et voilà!

The checkered dress with a pleated skirt is ready at last!


I usually start out with a general idea of what I want and then design as I go. This is fun, but tedious. Some unexpected problem will always show up and sometimes drive me raging mad. When the item is ready I immediately forget all sorrows and think making it was a piece of cake.

Now I’m really, really pleased with this one! I think it has the preppyness of a school uniform, yet a hint of the roaring twenties. The checkered wool gives it a classic air.

However, as I was trying it on while sewing, I realized the fabric itches, meaning I will have to wear it with a slip, meaning it will have to wait to fall. Unless we have a cold and rainy summer.


6 responses to this post.

  1. That’s a nice detail. I love pleats, and how you used them is really special.


  2. Oh, cute dress! I love the pleated flounce you added. Makes the whole dress!


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