Yellow Eyelet Sundress
This dress made for my daughter was inspired by an Oscar de la Renta dress in Vogue Magazine and Susan Khalje’s dress on the cover of Threads #159. She requested it to be made in bright yellow. The cotton eyelet fabric had a border print which I carefully cut off and hand appliqued to both the hem and top edge of the bodice. Very fun project.
Bodice lining detail . . . fell stitched and pick stitched.
Hem. Border was cut off and hand appliqued.
My own fun little detail.
Border of the bodice
Love it! So fresh and young looking!
Absolutely beautiful! The dress fits your daughter perfectly.
where did you find such beautiful fabric? The only fabric store in my area is Joanne's. There are many other stores carrying fabric, but mostly for quilting. It's a shame that so many have moved out of this area.
Beautiful fit! I'm working on something similar for my daughter, again inspired by a photo in a magazine. Could you share what materials you used to shape the bodice so it will hold its shape when strapless? Did you use boning or stiff interfacings? I've been trying to avoid boning because I've never used it, so I've been playing with different interfacings in different parts of the bodice, such as crinoline, crisp muslin, weft insertion, and even fusible fleece. I'd love to know what you used. Thanks!
It looks stunning on her! What a gorgeous fabric!
Thank you for all your kind comments. The fabric was ordered on-line, as there is no fabric store in my community (other than the big box stores). I ordered the fabric in the spring, so it is no longer available, but you could probably find similar fabric by searching on-line. The bodice is underlined with silk organza and there is plastic boning in all the seams. It is lined in cotton batiste. The plastic boning seems to hold it in place pretty well.
Can you tell me what Vogue Magazine this was in please and also what Pattern you have used? It looks so sunny and pretty.