Dipping into the latest craze……..tie front dresses, I knew in my head exactly how I wanted it executed. I pictured striped fabric with an A-line skirt attached to the bodice. So when I came upon this navy striped chambray fabric on moodfabrics.com, I was sold. If you’ve worked with chambray before, you know it’s a lightweight fabric that resembles a mix of denim and linen. Well, this chambray reads like more of a cotton twill, which is even more perfect and gives me a dress with more movement. It irons, cuts and sews easily and it’s so comfortable to wear.
My dress was made using the bodice to Vogue v8360 with the following pattern alterations:
- Added 3″ to the length of the bodice front tie ends. Left the tie ends loose and created a knot
- Faced the bottom half of the bodice
The skirt used was vintage McCalls 4535 with the following alterations:
- Cut the front on the fold
- Added 3″ to the length
- Added side seam pockets
Chandler’s dress was made using vintage Simplicity 9685.