So today is the day! If you’ve sewn along with us and made a Sis Boom Rebecca Shift Dress pattern, time to link up your finished dress! I will leave the linky open (you can find it at the bottom of this post) for awhile, in case some other holiday preparations halted your sewing.
|‘Asbury’ by Thomas Knauer for Andover Fabrics|
I finished my 3rd Rebecca Dress last night. It was made using ‘Asbury’, which is a wonderful line of nostalgic amusement park prints. If you want to see what else you can expect from Andover, follow along on their Facebook page! Keep your eyes peeled, because they also have regular contests that you can win just by showing them your project made with Andover fabrics!
I used a bit of Kona (berry, I believe) for the neckline. I really like this Asbury print a lot, I think it makes a striking top.
I tried styling it with a belt and without a belt…actually I think I love it without the belt more! For this 3rd version, I decided to leave off the belt pieces. I cut my bodice at size 0 and my skirt piece at size 4 like my original version, except I did not make sure the skirt and bodice matched length-wise. Instead, I *slightly* gathered the skirt piece. I actually enjoy the bit of gather, it’s not enough to be poofy, but it makes the tunic more loose around the hips, which is extremely comfortable to wear!
Here’s a recap of my first two versions of the Rebecca:
|Made with a gathered skirt (self-drafted) and Alison Glass ‘Lucky Penny’ for Andover Fabrics|
|Made with ‘Licorice Fizz’ by Carol Van Zandt for Andover Fabrics|
Thank you so much to Jennifer Paganelli for providing everyone sewing along the coupon code for the pattern!
Link up your dress here!