I can’t believe how fast time has flown by this year. We’re almost in the middle of September in 2017 and Christmas is fast approaching.
The Spring weather has been lovely although there’s not been much rain at all here in southern Queensland. The evenings are still quite cool but before too long the days and nights will be hot and humid – too hot to wear anything but cotton or linen.
With this in mind I have been feeling inspired to make use of the cotton fabrics in my inventory. It’s time I made good use of them. One of these is a delightful pink cotton broadcloth. With this fabric, I decided to make a fitted bodice with lace trim inspired by a vintage dress pattern from the 1950’s. This is the same pattern that inspired me to make my latest couture project, a vintage dress to impress.
Voila! The fitted bodice!
A mix of lace trim makes this piece even more flattering.
The other fabric that has inspired me is this lovely floral print cotton broadcloth. The colour of the flowers match the pink bodice. So I made it into a gathered skirt to wear with it. It’s long enough to wear as a strapless dress with a belt. Simple yet very feminine.
Here’s the bodice worn with the skirt. The pinks are a perfect match! A lucky combination!
There you have it!
I’ve got another cotton couture ensemble to show you in a future post. It’s a cotton peasant blouse and a gathered skirt made in a 1940’s vintage linen. This narrow loom cloth was a very special find and comes all the way from the UK!
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