I wanted to recreate a more modern version of the dress, something that fits with my daily wardrobe needs. Using Victory Pattern's Chloe as a starting point, I came up with this:
The fabric is a lovely striped seersucker, which I lined with rayon. I wanted to play with the stripes a bit, much like the inspiration photo, and I took it a step further with the bias cut stripes on the cuffs and hem.
The lace at the shoulders was salvaged from a vintage doily and the navy grosgrain ribbon came from my stash. I used my trusty Jasmine for the sleeves, as Chloe comes either sleeveless or with cap sleeves.
I am quite pleased with how my stripes matched up - a skill I am still developing - and how the grosgrain ribbon highlights the shape of the dress. All in all, I feel a rather modern Lady Mary.
How are you getting along with your That's Sew Cinematic items? Be sure to post your progress in the Flickr group, as we'd love to follow along!