Another Frankendress

So this is the same pattern (or lack thereof) as the last dress, only in this Liberty fabric that I adore. Look, they’re little matches! (It’s called “Strike” and Shaukat still has some in the which is *almost* as adorable.)

Because Tana lawn is so light, I piped the pockets:

The zipper’s not terrible:

Liberty Matches Frankendress zipper

Unfortunately, this dress suffers from some of the same problems as the last version. Plus a few more, for variety!

Something is wonky with the back neck:

And oh lord the hem. This is terribly wrong:


This bodice is the one from my old friend Simplicity 1577, minus the collar, plus this new heavily-altered skirt that I am obsessed with. (You can see yet another version here.)

I haven’t yet followed through on all the suggestions from the last post (THANK YOU THEY ARE SO HELPFUL) with the exception of having purchased and read the Betzina book, which I think will be very useful. Especially for that back hem thing, which is even slightly worse on, if you can imagine it.

I managed to take a lot of long-overdue pictures this past Sunday, so you’ll be seeing some new dresses this week!

6 thoughts on “Another Frankendress

  1. I think that this would make a wonderful shirtdress in whatever pattern or frankenpattern you choose…I’m too chicken to do it…


  2. Love the little matches all lined up!
    I was browsing the Copa pattern archive project and found such a funny pattern ilustation for an apron. How a dude wears an apron in a manly way: .


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