Recently, my 20 year old daughter found the perfect dress on Modcloth. It was a sunny yellow and just perfect for Easter. Even better it was on sale for just $15.99! But by the time she placed her order, it was sold out, so she sent me the picture:
She wanted to know if I could copy the dress for her in less than a week! Her favorite parts were the eyelet, the pleats at the neckline and the waistband with the rosette; so we went shopping for a pattern.
We decided on Vogue 8555. I was most concerned about making the neckline pleats come out right, so that’s what I was looking for in a pattern. View E seemed the most similar in shape, so that’s what I chose.
View E is the blue dress on the pattern front. I changed the shoulder straps to match the Modcloth dress and added the cumberband, ties and rosette. They were easy to create without a pattern. I also fully lined the dress because she chose an allover eyelet pattern and would have needed to wear a full slip if it hadn’t been lined.
Here’s a picture of the finished dress:
Overall, I thought the copy turned out very close to the original. The yellow is a little brighter and the eyelet pattern is all over rather than just on the hem. I used to love making my daughter Easter dresses when she was little, so it was really fun to make another one!