My friend and future-sister-in-law, Heather, was treated to her Bridal Shower last month! She wanted to have a "Mad Tea Party" that said Alice in Wonderland, without screaming it. So we designed her an Alice style dress last winter and I'm excited to finally post pictures of the finished project!
I started with the Burda Pattern 7494. I of course wanted peplums and sleeves, which I thought I would draft myself, until I realized the pieces I wanted were built right into the pattern, I just borrowed and adjusted from the jacket.
This was also the first time (don't tell) I made a muslin draft of a dress first. I usually make the dress and then just adjust it till it fits me! It was very different sewing without someone to throw the dress on to make sure it fit. I think my next purchase will be an adjustable dress form. Hmmm....
In addition to making Heather her dress, I played the part of the Queen of Hearts. I made my dress from a Retro Butterick pattern 5603 and it was originally released in 1956.
I was bummed to not easily find a lacy heart fabric, but I do feel I managed well!