I joined sew weekly a few weeks ago and the upcoming challenge was to sew something blue. I just so happen to have a gorgeous blue spot double knit which I have been wanting to sew into a 40’s /50’s style dress. I picked up the fabric from Tessuti who featured my dress on their blog here.
I made the dress fairly quickly as the kids had gone to the grandparents beach house for a few days. The ponti was really easy to sew and really forgiving to wear. Sucks you in in all the right places. Even gives a girl who is flat chested a (tiny) bit of cleavage.
I used a Vogue pattern V1192 and deleted the zip as the Ponti is very stretchy. I added bows which I tied onto the shoulder so I can remove them if I want to.
I’m happy with the result.
The red polka dot dress is just gorgeous from Stop Staring.
This is the fabric from Tessuti. It was on sale which is a bonus!
Pictures by tony
5 replies on “Stop Staring replica dress (in Blue)”
I love the fabric and the dress looks great!
Thankyou. The fabric is great but this colourway has now sold old. Tessuti have it available in a grey colourway as well.
Love it! I really did not think of this pattern when I saw the post on the Tessuti blog. Bravo!
Thanks, yes this fabric is a winner and I was lucky to ‘spot’ it when I was looking for fabric for the Tessuti awards.
It was on sale at the time which is always a bonus.
This fabric is such a winner, and the dress even more so! I now regret not snapping some of this fabric up when Tessuti still had it! I’m loving this dress on you – a great silhouette for sure.