This dress is a variation on the Vintage Border Dress I made for Easter. It’s the B style bodice from the pattern and a shorter skirt. For this version of the dress, I used a great cotton lycra blend fabric for the main body of the dress and accented it with an inexpensive, but super pretty cotton poly blend print for added detail.
As with my last version of this dress, I chose to make pleats instead of gathering for a cleaner look.
There is an inset zipper in the side of this dress, which I absolutely love. It make the dress easy to get in and out of without taking away from the clean lines of the bodice.
The neckline and arm holes are finished off with handmade bias binding from the detail fabric, and the bottom of the dress is finished with a narrow rolled hem.
If you want to try making this dress for yourself, pick up a copy of Vintage Vogue V8789.
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