I know you can recognise my Yona coat but unless you been here back in 2011 you probably haven’t seen this dress. As I mentioned on my first post of “what I’m wearing” series I will be sharing with you how old makes still get used throughout the stand of time. This dress was made for Sew weekly contributors challenge back in August 2011.
The navy fabric of the Yona was actually the left over from this project. Perfect for the coat, not as perfect for a loose fitting dress. Nonetheless it’s a great reminder of how one builds skills and what I had done differently after it. The pattern, simplicity Cynthia Rowley 2472, is dress/tunic in two lengths, belt and tie-on ruffled bib sewing pattern. Yes, an adult bib. * surprised to why!
At the time the modifications were basically dropping the waist by 3 cm, them adding 4 darts (2 at front and 2 at the back ) to curb the baggy effect. I made size 12. To counterbalance the huge neckline a tuck was added. I skipped the sleeve facing and topstitched the hem twice with a lighter colour thread as a design feature.
I have been loving this outfit combination so much. It is perfectly suited for the recent sunshine/artic wind we are having recently.