Thursday, October 14, 2010

Shabby Apple's Dare to Design Contest | 1960s inspired dress

I was so excited that Shabby Apple was doing their Dare to Design contest again this year! I didn't have a chance last year, so I'm excited to join in the fun this year.

My dress design for Shabby Apple dresses is inspired by the early 1960s. It features a full pleated skirt {which falls just-below-the-knee}, cummerbund around the waist, slight scoop neckline, invisible zipper up the back, and short cap sleeves.

I think this dress would look lovely made up in light teal cotton with the cummerbund made up in a polka-dotted fabric of the same color. Or, in red cotton with a white and red polka-dot cummerbund. Then again, blue cotton with a blue and white polka-dot cummerbund would look charming.  Of course, any spring time color would be great for this amazing dress!



  1. I love the cummerbund at pleated skirt part! I saw this contest a while ago,but I don't draw very well!

  2. OH...I love the design...maybe you can post some pics of the progress as you're sewing it? I like red...but red is my favorite color, so I'm biased :) :) :) This looks like a great project!! Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)


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