Amandine Sheath Dress

Sewing For Friends Part 2: Amandine’s Sheath Dress

One day, Amandine told me she had been checking my blog and happened upon this dress. She asked if I might make a similar one for her. I was all too happy to oblige!

What immediately came to mind was a beautiful 1960’s fabric that I had been saving for something special. I had a limited amount of fabric, so when Amandine’s dress project came up, I realized this would be the perfect occasion. I’m so happy to see this piece of vintage fabric turned into a lovely dress worn by my friend… and I feel good about using 99% of it in the making!

It took a couple muslins to get the right fit, and I encountered some challenges trying to achieve a tight bodice with cap sleeves that still had lots of arm movement ease. But thanks to some gussets at the underarms (Gertie wrote a great underarm gusset tutorial) and Amandine’s patience while I was figuring things out, it worked! I also exaggerated the Mandarin collar a bit and love how it turned out.

And now, the beautiful Amandine:

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Thanks for looking!

By | 2017-10-07T11:02:37+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|3 Comments

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  1. natalie August 24, 2017 at 11:01 - Reply

    Wow!!! That fit is beautiful and that fabric/print placement is just gorgeous.

  2. bellecitadel August 25, 2017 at 00:19 - Reply

    This is such a beautiful dress. Basically what Natalie said ^^..I was just about to type an identical comment. 😁 Gorgeousness!!

  3. Fabric Tragic August 25, 2017 at 04:08 - Reply

    So lovely, and how generous of you to make something so special for your friend!

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