The matching dress for the Chanel jacket is completed. What’s brilliant about this dress is that it can be skirt and a pinafore too. Watch and be amazed….
I made a matching belt, using two leftover buttons as a buckle. Just measure your waist and add a few inches for overlap: cut some interfacing to size to stabilise the fabric; mark buttonhole placement so that you can breathe comfortably: make button holes and sew on buttons.
There’s a pretty little V at the back too but the shoulders do lie right on the edge of the natural shoulder and so ribbons to hold bra straps may be in order. Because the tweedy-boucle fabric was a bit bulky I sewed the zip in by hand. It’s not invisible, but then the pattern doesn’t call for an invisible zip – it being 1950 and all that.
SWAP ’13 item number 2 from Audrey completed.