Saturday, February 20, 2010

The seven year itch. Inspiration

One of my biggest vices is to enjoy the weekend watching classic movies, I sit on the sofa with a drink and popcorn. Last Saturday I saw The Seven Year Itch.
Of course the most representative of this film is the white dress that Marilyn did famous on this scene.


But that's not my style ... so I liked the lower back of the dress she wears in this another scene in the photo below, with this idea I drew something that better suited the way I wear, with this beautiful red fabric I thought make a dress that was well adjusted ahead and behind whit wheel, with a turtleneck and short sleeves.

With my bills I made patterns did for begin to cut the fabric, though I don´t like clothes too narrow with this model I think I will adjust a bit my figure from the waist and give more width to the hips, so I'll get disguise a bit my wider waist.

At the bottom of the skirt gave more width to the sides to get the effect of flight on the back

Here are two photos of the first test of the dress front and back, was perfect and there was no adjustment to do since this employer with my measurements.

Now, I´m gonna cut the sleeves and the neck, I will use a straight strip cut on the bias for the formation.
Tomorrow I hope to sew the sleeves and finish to put photos.


  1. Ooh la la! This is one gorgeous dress and it looks great on you.

  2. Oh this is a beautiful dress. It looks wonderful on you!

  3. Fabulous - the perfect dress to go with those beautiful new earrings!

  4. Love seeing your drafting!So great to see it done by others without commercial patterns!


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