Formal dress 2017

Another year, another formal dress for Miss 17. This is her final year at school and she wants long, dramatic and stunning. This is the inspiration dress.

Just too long!

The thought of cutting off all that fabric was too much for her.

Can you make one? Mmm, I can try.






I found McCalls 6838, which is very similar. I trace off the pattern and did a flat measurement check. Miss 17 should fit with minor alterations only. I made a toile (I have a great deal of fabric for this). It took four hours!

It stands up because it has its’ own skeleton. This thing is boned. I did not realise just how straightforward boning a bodice is! It is interfaced with Shapewell as I could not find cotton organza – anywhere!

It fits her well, as expected, with minor tweaks needed. Onto the shoulder shawl thingy and skirt part next.

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