Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Tessuti's Eva dress with inverted pleats in the skirt

I've made another dress using the Eva dress bodice, this time the sleeveless bodice, with a self-designed skirt. The skirt has three inverted pleats at both the front and the back, with the larger inverted pleat at centre front and centre back. The fabric I used for this dress is a heavy weight cotton that was better suited to pleats than gathers. I bought the material at Rathdowne Fabrics but I noticed it was also available at The Cloth Shop and Clegs. I spent yesterday afternoon visiting some of Melbourne's well know fabric shops checking out their sales and coming away with some lovely additions to my fabric stash.
Front view
front bodice
Back view
Back bodice


  1. Lovely details with the curved bodice and pleats. Very summery . Did you do much damage in the sales ? We are getting a Japanese student staying for a few months so I had to move my stash to make room. It is in a wardrobe now and pretty full so I need to be serious this year about sewing the stash down. Happy New Year.

  2. This looks so nice and summery. It's so cold in London and I am sewing a summer wardrobe at the moment. I love all your neat work and clear display.


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