North Pole Project Dirndl Dress

Project Description

What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo New Look 6910 Link to website or photo www.simplicity.com/p-3096-misses-dresses.aspx What are you most proud of? So many techniques that I learned while making this dress. I worked with a fabric that I have never worked with before. And to top it off it was vintage. I used horsehair braid which was new to me. AND I changed up the pattern. I am also very proud of the fact that I wore this to a birthday party, black tie. I received many compliments, and I was the only person wearing color. People really noticed me and the vintage fabric. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take your time. There was a point when I was sewing this that I said to my husband that I felt that I felt like I was sewing "rags together"!!! I was laughing hysterically too, might I add!

What you will need

  • I used vintage brocade fabric that I purchased on etsy.

Q&A with Swellsewing

TheSewingStudio asked:
So pretty and feminine!
Swellsewing answered:
Thanks so much!! I feel pretty when I wear it too!
ritarizo asked:
Love love love this dress and you look fantastic in it Tracey!! Rita
Swellsewing answered:
Hey Rita!! Thanks!
shazdove asked:
Gorgeous, you have inspired me
Swellsewing answered:
Thanks so much- you're a dear!