This dress can be worn with the buttons in front or in back… I much prefer them in front. This pattern (Simplicity 3904) is soo simple only 5 pattern pieces! It came together fairly quickly as the buttons are sewn on with no buttonholes… I wish buttonholes didn’t exist so this was very exciting for me! I have been looking for a good dress to use some of this fabric on. I got about 6 yards from the clearance section of the surplus fabric store for $5. I love the way it turned out even though these pictures don’t really do it justice. Im going to work this week on making a layer cake crinoline to give it a bit more ooomph (yes that is the technical way to spell that). Im going to use a thrifted slip and some stash netting (I know have this netting so hopefully I can conjure up where it might be hiding) to go with Gertie’s tutorial that can be found here!
I am actually excited to try this pattern again and again…
PS I was shocked that my mom turned down my offer to make the matching hat for her. I just couldn’t believe it haha… also if you are planning on being the next octomom or such, this dress could fit the biggest belly ever!!
See it on Wardrobe Refashion here!