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:






Thanks for looking!

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