Gertie's Ultimate Dress Book. It's a variation on the Plaid Rockabilly Dress.
This used an obnoxious amount of fabric. The lower tier is over ten yards long!
I used the same neckline facing trick as in the book, but inserted fringe instead of rick rack.
I love how it turned out! (That's a portrait of my grandmother next to me. Isn't it amazing?)
this product and it's a total game-changer). The puff sleeves have a little binding at the hem.
I lined the bodice only in white siri cotton. I found the perfect color crinoline to wear under the skirt. This is the Hell Bunny 25" petticoat in turquoise.
It makes the skirt even swingier.
And since I always get foundation garment questions, I'm also wearing a longline bra and high-waisted panty to get a really smooth line. Wearing vintage-style foundations definitely helps to achieve the right silhouette.