Do you believe in love at first sight? When it comes to fabric I do, and I fell hard for this textile!
A significant percentage of my grad school stipend was spent on Nordic beauties such as this fabric that I found at Northlight, a fabulous Scandinavian home store. Whenever a new season of fabrics arrived a choice textile would be hung in the window. This was plain evil. If you go to the Northlight fabric shop you will see what I mean. And you though IKEA drove you mad. I’m sorry to say I’ve just introduced you to a whole new level of lust.
My house dress was constructed a couple years ago during the Balmain shoulder craze. The pattern is from Burdastyle magazine issue 09/2009 dress 112. This pattern has some really lovely details in the pleating and shoulder pieces that can be better appreciated in the technical drawing. It would look lovely in a solid, but as it happens the front pleat is just perfect for featuring a house.
I made a couple modifications to the original pattern which include an exposed metal zipper and shoulder pads. I also shortened the hemline as much as I dared to balance the football shoulders. This ain’t your grandma’s house dress.
1/2 yard green lining
22” metal zipper
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