MTL: Rhubarb Harvest Dress
Today's MTL has been driving me crazy since I first received the request at the beginning of this month.
"I have recently stumbled upon your make this look feature, and I have to say, I am taken aback. I spend forever trying to figure out how to make a dress work from a pattern by adapting it, but I just have trouble wrapping my brain around it. I have been lusting after the Rhubarb harvest dress @ modcloth, the kimono sleeves, I can't seem to find a pattern that has the sleeve and skirt combo. Can you take pity on my conundrum?"
Even though this dress is very basic, a modern pattern doesn't seem to exist that combines the major elements of the dress — namely the sleeves and full skirt. Here's the closest combination I could find:
However, if you want to go the vintage route, Simplicity 2573 might do the trick.
- Rhubarb Harvest Dress from modcloth.com ($179.99)
- Fabric: Hoo's in the Forest Pin Dot Red ($7.98 per/yd)
- Pattern: Simplicity 2588 or Simplicity 2573 (vintage)