Wednesday, 13 June 2007

Football Dress

Last night was "State of Origin" and my DH was taking me to the cricket club to watch the game. As I'm a Queenslander I needed to wear something maroon and I didn't want to wear a footy jersey over jeans. I had previously thought it would be cute to have a special dress to wear to sporting events but had never actually gone though with it, so this was the perfect opportunity.

I used my vintage vogue pattern v2903 with some modifications.
I just wanted a simple top so I pined the yoke pattern pieces to the bodice pattern and cut it as one to eliminate the complex shoulder design. I also did not pleat the skirt.

I wanted something I could easily make in a day. So I raced out and bought 5 metres of maroon and white 1 inch gingham and this is what I came up with.




Close up:

I also bought maroon embroidery thread and have ideas of machine embroidering little Q's over the dress in random places. I figure it's a dress I can wear to any of my home states sporting events.

And by the way, Queensland Won!!!!!

The cane toads ate the cockroaches!


Vindi said...

Yea!! For your team! Lovely dress to be seen at a sporting event! Your husband must of been very proud to be beside you that night!

fadedstitch said...

I finally found it. Your's is lovely. I'm not having such luck with mine. The pleats are hating me. I hope mine turns out as beautifully as yours! The colors are great, I'm drooling.