For week twenty three's creation I wanted to play around with creating my own pleats and patterns for a dress using my new dressmakers dummy. Here is what I did.
This fabric I found in John Lewis. It was pretty expensive but I couldn't resist. I only used one metre for a bodice and skirt, which helped on cost. I matched it with a solid black to create the skirt. I used a pattern for the bodice and under skirt to give me a simple base and then laid the black fabric around the waist to create the over skirt with pleats.
The image above shows the completed dress. I wanted the skirt underneath to be on show, almost like a hint of petticoat. I think it works quite well. The back is also lower than the front, which helps the pleats to stand out, almost like a tulip skirt.
And there we have it. Another dress to squeeze into my wardrobe. Hehe! I hope you like it.