Friday, 10 February 2017

Audrey Retro Dress - Pattern by FooFoo Threads

 
Well, here I am again, sewing up a new dress design by one of my favourite designers! I was lucky enough to test this gorgeous retro number. The "Audrey Retro Dress" by FooFoo Threads.
 
 
The Audrey is a PDF pattern that comes with sizes 6-12 months to 11/12 girls included - PLUS a bonus dolls size pattern!
 
 
This pattern suits sewers of at least confident beginner skills. It requires buttons & buttonholes - although you could use snaps (but as a button lover - I must say - go the button!)


 
 
The dress has three different sleeve options - short (as I've sewn), sleeveless and elbow length.

 
The sash is optional, the collar is not. However this dress needs its collar!

Three 3yr old diva skills in action!

 
The skirt has two options - full circle skirt (as I've sewn) or straight gathered. Sometimes its a matter of fabric and the circle skirt is fabric hungry with lots of potential wastage. The pattern also has the option of adding a skirt ruffle. I made the FooFoo Threads ruffled petti to go under my Audrey.


I chose to use a quilters cotton, with a print that I felt reflected the inspired era of the dresses design! Big bold prints, including spots would really lend themselves to this dress. Along with some statement buttons......you'll have a show stopper!


 
The dress has the option of adding either back darts at the waist or elastic for an excellent fit. For my three year old's comfort, I decided on the elastic option.
 
 
The dress for ease has a front placket - which is a little unusual, but it is there to avoid buttoning the dress the whole way down - which you could in fact do if you chose to.


 
To find out more or purchase the pattern please click HERE.