“Megan’s Vendetta” Dress
I wanted to knock off Megan’s amazing dress since the first time I saw it- Sew Weekly finally gave me a good reason to sew it up. A series of unfortunate events occurred which greatly delayed the finish time on the dress. I’m sorry, Sew Weekly! First I couldn’t find the pattern I had in mind so I made one up, then I twiddled endlessly to match the inset bands, and just when I thought I hit the home stretch my zipper split! Noooo!
The Facts: “Megan’s Vendetta” Dress
Fabric: 2m pale pink lightweight stretch cotton poplin, 2m cotton voile for lining, bits of raspberry and white for the inset bands
Pattern: Self-drafted- sleeveless with a half-circle skirt
Notions: Invisible zipper
Year: contemporary, inspired by 60’s “Mainstream Mod” type fashions
Time to complete: 12 or so hours
First worn: For these photos
Wear again? Yes :)
Total Cost: $35
My favorite, favorite part of this dress is the back. You can’t see the back of Megan’s dress and I imagine it’s pretty plain, but I like back interest so I made a deep V back neckline to balance the high-necked front. I switched the white and raspberry bands around the neck so the raspberry back neck could reach down to touch the midriff.
I’m pretty conservative (I mean… vintage….) with my skirt lengths, but this time I opted for an above-the-knee half circle skirt and I really like it!
Megan’s Vendetta isn’t quite all I’d like her to be, but I like her anyway.. I’m already dreaming of a blue and aqua version, with simplified bodice construction. Something about working on this dress really intrigues me- maybe I’ll make a rainbow version, too!