Try This Project: Oona Dress
I wanted something cute to wear to a girl's dinner last Sunday and had the Oona Dress on my mind for a while! There was nothing appropriate in my stash to choose from, alas, so I went shopping at The Fabric Store and chose this beautiful Vintage Finish Linen in 'denim'. I'd made something in this colour before and knew it was going to look good on me.
It took quite a few hours to put the dress together because there were plenty of fiddly details: sewing casings, threading elastic, making button holes and the front tie. Nothing was difficult, just time consuming!
At some point I realised it was going to be too big, plus I had left the pattern pieces at work with all the elastic lengths printed on them; I bought the next size down and used the new elastic measurements to finish the dress. Crisis averted!
I need to go back and adjust the back elastic to be slightly tighter, but I love the finished dress and have plans for a second one, in lilac gingham for a day-time version.
I couldn't resist adding some of our upcoming labels from the Sweary Sewist 3.0 drop!
Scroll down for all the project details.
♡ Kylie xo
Pattern: Oona Dress by Viki Sews
- Full bust 80cm
- Waist 64 cm
- Full hips 91
Fabric Type: mid-weight linen
Fabric Supplier: The Fabric Store
Notions: Elastic, Gutermann Top Stitch Thread, Prym Chalk Cartridge Set
Featured Labels: ‘Home-Fucking-Made’ and ‘Make Good Shit’ from our Sweary Sewist 3.0 collection ~ LAUNCHING TOMORROW!
Tools: Scissors + Rotary Cutter + Iron
Machine: Bernina B325 for main construction + Bernina L450 overlocker.
Looks great Kylie.
How did you purchase the pattern? I clicked the link but the purchase is Russian.
Love the Oona on you! Jac’s made one too, and I think it looks so cute on everyone. Btw we have the same exact measurements! 👀
Love this dress Kylie, beautiful job!
Oh wow factor on you!!! Your tiny figure lends itself to this dress, just beautiful!