Gertie’s Ultimate Dress Book – Boarder Print Dress

This is another make from a while ago that I haven’t shared, and it’s my third make from Gertie’s Ultimate Dress Book. 

There are a tonne of different options in this book, but I stuck with the basic bodice again, but added the puff sleeve this time rather than going sleeveless. For the skirt I just gathered the fabric, to show off the boarder print as much as I could – I also bound the sleeves in the off cut of the boarder print to give a bit of contrast.

I was going to put some green buttons on the bodice as a decorative feature, but decided I really wanted to wear some of my big statement necklaces with this dress – which wouldn’t work if there were buttons, so in the end I kept it plain.

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The fabric I used for this dress is from Wellington Fabric-a-Brac, I have had it in my stash for a while, just waiting for the right project (and definitely not hoarding it for no reason….). I should have taken more pictures of the boarder print before I sewed the dress, but I didn’t, so here’s a couple of pretty average photos of the boarder print that I took while I was wearing the dress.

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Fortunately my plan paid of and this dress does work really well with big, chunky necklaces, in this photo I’m wearing it with one of my (MANY) Erstwilder Necklaces – this particular necklace always seems to start conversations.

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To finish off, here’s a picture of me with Alison, because she always needs to be the centre of attention wherever she goes (but we still love her).

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