This Month's Box
Lena Horne Dress from Tabitha Sewer
What You Should Know
Lining a bodice, inserting a zipper, attaching flounce, sewing darts
Matching thread, fusible interfacing, and a sewing machine needle
US sizes 0-24
- Chestnut Granito Print Ecovero Twill - To reflect the 50s style of this dress, it seemed only natural to gravitate towards midcentury modern coloring, like this rich, chestnut red. Spotted with darker red and lighter pinks, the pattern is abstract and earthy, as its "granito" name reflects. The fabric itself is silky soft, with a very subtle twill weave, and its soft drape will show the shape of the ruffles without too much volume. A dress in this fabric will be perfect for garden parties, picnics, and just Saturday errands. A stunning choice!
- Azure Blue Cotton Voile - Before synthetic fibers were readily available, vintage dresses were often made from crisper fabrics, like poplin and lawn. So it was only natural to use a cotton voile for this pattern. The drape really lets the ruffles shine shows off the volume of the gathered skirt. Plus the bright azure blue is like a gorgeous sky in the summer. Be your own perfect day when you wear this fantastic dress!
- Buttercup Daisy Print Rayon Poplin - A retro-inspired print, this fabric combines a soft butter yellow with gray and white daisies for a look that is simply divine. The rayon poplin (one of our favorite fabrics), is lusciously light with a soft drape that will give the ruffles some gorgeous flutter. The tight weave of the fabric makes it easy to sew and wear, and the cool hand of the rayon will keep you comfy in the summer heat. All in a all, the perfect dress if you ask me!