Trapeze dresses feel very ‘sixties’ to me. I love the shape, but I always have the urge to put a belt on them….
I’m always trying to give myself a waist, LOL!
This dress is made from another border print from my stash that I found last summer in Budapest. I was wandering with my friends in the central city, when we happened upon this magical place. This photo shows only one wall of fabric…there were several more! I spent two hours there, but could have spent two more.
My fabric is a cross between a ponte knit and a scuba knit. After making my last border print dress with M7532, I knew that simple shape would be perfect for this fabric.
It looks just like this pattern from the sixties….
I made this version of McCalls 7532 with a slight variation on the back neck facing. Instead of cutting it with the simple rounded shape, I copied the front bodice V-neck for a bit of drama. This back is almost identical to back of the Burda top I made last summer.
I also made the flutter sleeves on View A as I didn’t have enough fabric to do anything else!
This dress is so easy to wear and the fabric doesn’t wrinkle much. I’m always fascinated by how a fabric choice can make a simple dress look so different. My last version was chambray, which I love. But I think this fabric shows off the trapeze shape better. It would be interesting to see how this dress would look made from a flow-y silk or charmeuse…What do you think? Belted or not?
Happy sewing! And thanks for stopping by!