Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness – with Alexander Henry lovelies! What a way to celebrate. This dress was meant to be my July garment of the month, but I was out of commission until mid-month. No problem – it’ll be great for any of our patriotic holidays.
Waiting in the loft is another version for fall, done in a knit. It’s already sewn and is really different.
None of mine look quite like the original pattern! I’ve never done one with the pieced top layer. I spent hours redrafting a one-piece top layer when I first got the pattern – I just like it better.
The trick with this version was figuring out where to put the print. Ummm. I think I did pretty well!
Little details: I’ve not used the placket on the front or shirring on the back. To replace the latter, I’ve centered a contrast patch with 3 lines of inserted elastic.
The underdress is white poly/cotton broadcloth, with the attached skirt in contrast fabric. I’m so sorry I don’t have a pic of the underdress, but it’s cut just like the leopard spot dress (version two referenced above). These opposing hems are so interesting and kind of sassy.