The Hundred Dresses: Day 4

Day 4’s dress is very, very pink:
pink Liberty 9929 front view

Another 9929 (I TOLD you there would be more, and I’m not done yet) and it’s a bonus dress, in that it’s made of leftover fabric from a previous dress (a Heidi, although I can’t find a pic of it now). It’s Liberty, as well.

Here’s a closer-up view of the bodice:
pink Liberty 9929 bodice view

I haven’t been able to track down the name of this Liberty fabric. Anyone know offhand?

Here’s the side zip, which should redeem yesterday’s muddle:
pink Liberty 9929 side zip

And the back:

back Liberty pink 9929


I totally forgot to take a picture of the pocket linings for this one! I am pretty sure that it’s a pale.jpgnk bandana print, though, since this is Liberty twill, not lawn, which would make it too heavy for self-pocketing.

I made this for the recent TEDxMidwest conference, which was a BLAST. So much fun. I wanted to make two new dresses for it, but I ran out of time. My philosophy for dress-wearing when I have to be on stage is “BE AS BRIGHT AS POSSIBLE”. (I only found one pic — hereย — sorry it’s not a clearer one.)

Liberty twill is really great for 9929s — just heavy enough to hang right, not so heavy that the dress feels stiff. I wish Liberty would bring twill back … please?

7 thoughts on “The Hundred Dresses: Day 4

  1. you are bright in both senses of the word ๐Ÿ˜‰

    that is, indeed, very, very pink. in the line-up of the 100 so far, it goes very well.


  2. Love the fabric Erin. I can remember my mother making my sisters and I bright pink skirts to go back to school with. ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. Yes, that is my philosophy, too: If you can’t be bright, you can dress bright. (Brightly? Obviously I should go home right now and drag out a day-glo blue blouse.)


  4. Erin,
    Another children’s picture book you may like is “Pockets”, by Jennifer Armstrong. It is about a seamstress who comes to a drab town and embroiders small wonders inside the pockets of the dresses she sews. I always wanted to do that!


  5. I love the 9929s! And I love how you find ONE pattern and then sew it eleventysix times, whether it’s the Duro or the Heidi or that Vintage Vogue Forties reprint. It’s a very smart approach to sewing. At least, that’s how I justify myself whenever I sew yet ANOTHER early-Sixties shirtwaist from the same pattern I’ve used half a dozen times. (Hey, different fabric = different dress!)


  6. I’ve also made a dress out of this fabric and it is so fabulous to wear. Having worn black for years, I now find that the brighter the better! Liberty twill is also such a dream to sew with. I think they’ve stopped making it, which is a real shame. Can’t help on the name of the pattern though, sorry.


  7. Your philosophy for dress-wearing is actually one that is tried and true for theatre costume designers everywhere: actors need to contrast from the set so that the audience can SEE them ACT!!!


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