Another Frankendress

by Erin on July 7, 2014

Liberty Matches 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 green colorway which is *almost* as adorable.)
Liberty Matches Frankendress Bodice

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

Liberty Matches Frankendress Pocket
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:
Liberty Matches Frankendress Back Neck

And oh lord the hem. This is terribly wrong:

Liberty Matches Frankendress Hem

 

This bodice is the one from my old friend Simplicity 1577, minus the collar, plus this new heavily-altered Simplicity 5238 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 Fast Fit 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 comments… read them below or add one }

Kathleen July 7, 2014 at 8:07 pm

I love that fabric. It makes a cute dresd. Maybe the hem is wonky because it’s slightly off grain, or twisted?

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Leah July 7, 2014 at 11:08 pm

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

http://www.alicecaroline.co.uk/product/liberty-fabric-tana-lawn-forgetmenots-a/

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Cal July 8, 2014 at 6:24 pm

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: http://copa.apps.uri.edu/sample_picture.php?image=31313f&pat=31313.

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Edgertor July 13, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Oh, this would match my large-scale matchstick print coat !

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Edgertor July 13, 2014 at 7:43 pm

I wanted this fabric but never found the red/blk colorway.

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Cel July 14, 2014 at 7:45 pm

Still–it’s a wonderful dress and fabric!

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