I saw the Veronica Dress in Navy with Red Heart on PUG a couple of weeks ago and my first reaction was that I loved the color combination. I love the pencil skirt on the dress and I love the heart shaped bodice. I fell out of love with the heart in the center of the bodice but I still wanted to play with the color combination.
I put this idea in the dress making machine I installed in my brain and let it hang for a while. In the meantime, my copy of Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing arrived. What an awesome book! I’ll be using more/all of the patterns so you can click on my NewBookforBetterSewing tag at the bottom of this post and see everything I’ve been making from the book.
I took the pattern for the sweetheart sundress bodice and added the pencil skirt without the waistband. I don’t think I’ve spent as little time fitting a dress as I did with this one and ended up with these great results. Thank you Gertie! I think I’ve found myself a pattern maker perfect for my body type.
Here’s my completed dress! I sewed it up in a linen/cotton blend from The French Seam. I did add the boning to the bodice, both at the bust and the side seams. The bodice is self lined and the skirt is lined in a stretch navy lining. I did a bagged hem on the skirt which is different from what Gertie walks you through.
What do you think?
Would you call it a Wonder Woman Dress? Or is it more Hello, Sailor?