It’s been a long time since I entered the main design contest on Chicstar.com (more info HERE) and recently they gave a simple design spec for what they would like in new entries. It so happens that I have some old designs that I hadn’t got round to submitting and I thought I’d try my luck by entering one I did last Sept/Oct.
The current desired design spec is:
My new entry is:
This is a 50’s style knee length dress that appears like a dress and bolero but is really one piece. It has a high collar, 3/4 inch sleeves with turn-up style cuffs, a sweetheart bust shape and Black inserts (to match the top/bolero) in the skirt section. The should only be a slight amount of stretch to the fabric, if any.
It is a variation of a design that did quite well and got good feedback. I made it longer to be more practical and changed the print from the ones available HERE
The original dresses were these:
As blogged HERE
Fingers crossed that I do better this time and have my first success!