The “I Heart Dorothy” Dress
Notions: 1 red heart button, 2 vintage blue buttons from grans stash, zip, interfacing
Time to complete: About 4 hours
First worn: For photos on 14/1/12
Wear again? No it is a present for my friend, she is a size smaller than me hence the slight tightness
Total price: About £4.50
twice already so far. I do find that it is a little short on the body so I have lengthened it a few cm. I cut a size 8 but added a bit more ease at the seams as it can be a bit snug. It is a little snug on me but that makes me think it will be perfect on my friend Kylie as she is a bit smaller than me.
She loves The Wizard of Oz so I wanted to make a Dorothy top for her, I did start it before the button challenge was announced but it fitted perfectly with the theme. I was thinking of doing some embroidery to embellish the front but then I found this cute button left over from a shirt I made a while ago and would symbolise her Dorothy love!
The pattern comes with sewn down straps or a halter neck version but I wanted to make it multiways so with buttons from the stash and my buttonhole function selected on my machine I added holes so she can adjust it. Now it can be straight straps, cross over (which is my favourite) and halter neck tied.