I made my darts in the bodice lining and then sew some gathering stitches onto my bodice front.
There are clear photos and instructions which I followed through out the making of my dress.
Stitching the skirts side seams…
I also made sure to press all of my seams after sewing them to get the best result as possible.
Here it is!
To finish the dress off I got this lovely piece of old lace out of my stack of vintage trims and I think it fits perfectly together with the floral fabric. Now I can’t wait to make another one, I think that there are so many ways to make this dress. Next I think I’ll try and make a one with shoulder pads as well for a proper 40’s look!